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TIMBO

botanical name unknown

There are at least 42 species from 25 genera that have the word timbo as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page except as specifically listed. There is another wood called timborana that might well be confused with this one.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of timbo / Enterolobium contortisiliquum --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The unlabeled side is a more uniform color because it is sanded down to 240 grit whereas the labeled side is raw and has a slightly mottled patina.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


plank and end grain, sold to me as timbo with no botanical designation but I note that it does look a great deal like the Enterolobium contortisiliquum sample directly above.


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of timbo. HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUP of the piece directly above

web pics:


planks, all from the same vendor (the one from whom I got my own sample)


planks listed as timbo / Enterolobium contortisiliquum