I like Nails
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sandhills of NC
Yea, I guess I'll never know for sure.
I did some measuring. I know this is a bit un-scientific, but this is what I found.
First. It sinks. It is oily and hard to sand, but needs no finish. It can be polished very glasslike.
Second, I measured as accurately as I could 3 different size pieces and calculated the density. The avg is 1.1 g/cm3. I also measured a few other pieces as a reference. White oak 0.69g/cm3. Yellow pine 0.47 g/cm3. Bubinga 0.84g/cm3. The moisture content and my measuring will put a lot of error in, but this is about what I found on the interwebs, so I think my measurement is probably fairly close. Probably a waste of time, but fun.
Third, that is a beautiful floor DannyT!
Forth, it does not have the end-grain cut spots that Jatoba and some other species seem to have.
Last edited by SeanStuart; 01-21-2013 at 10:32 PM.