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post #1 of 2 Old 12-05-2018, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Source for West Indian Satinwood

Hello.
I am new to this forum. I work in furniture conservation; and we will be restoring a set of dining room furniture for a historic house museum. The wood has been identified as West Indian Satinwood (Zanthoxylum flavum). I am looking for a source for this wood. I have found only suppliers of the East Indian Satinwood online. We need both solid (to be carved, does not need to be figured) and veneer (figured).
For the solid pieces a maximum of 1 1/2 inches thick (but could probably get away with 1 1/4) with a maximum length of 48 inches and maximum width of 6 inches.
For the veneer a maximum length of 42 inches and a maximum width of 3 inches.
Any leads on a good source would be much appreciated!! Thanks, Talitha
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-07-2018, 11:44 AM
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Is this the wood that smells like coconut when it is worked? I have a bunch of small pieces, all that remains of a 200 y.o. house in Jamaica that my father helped demolish in the 1950's. In order to get the wood into the US w/o paying import fees, he made packing crates out of it when we moved back to the US.
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