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robt65

Apr 12, 2013, 12:58 PM

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What Kind of Wood is This?

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Can anyone tell me what kind of wood "Banak" is? I am sure my spelling is probably way off, but that is only a phonetic spelling. It almost look like a form of Mahogany to me. unfinished it has a tight grain and is a little light red in color. Has anyone ever heard of this wood? If so is there an English translation?

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Robt65



sparks


Apr 12, 2013, 2:24 PM

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Google banak virola

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Bennie García

Apr 12, 2013, 3:31 PM

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I've used it from time to time. Easy to machine, glues, stains and finishes easy. Termites love the stuff so it needs to be treated. Must be kept dry because it rots quickly.


robt65

Apr 12, 2013, 7:56 PM

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Very good information indeed for me Sparks, Thanks

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robt65

Apr 12, 2013, 7:59 PM

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Re: [Bennie García] What Kind of Wood is This?

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Hello Bennie,

Thank you also Bennie, pardon but you hit all the nails on the head. Good for interior but certainly not for exterior use and loved by termites as well as other boring insects. Sure looks like mahogany, but is very inferior to mahogany . . . . . . . . so says many places on Google.

Thanks again,
Robt65


Sam33

Oct 10, 2013, 12:48 AM

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The banak wood is usually pinkish or grayish brown in color It is almost same like sapwood. The wood is straight grained and is of a medium to coarse texture. They are non-resistant to decay and insect attack but can be readily treated by making proper arrangements. If we see it strength wise they are similar to those of yellow-poplar.
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