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What is this wood?

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Hey! We bought a house a while back and it has a tropical wood deck. I found some old weathered pieces in a shed and just now planed them down and squared the edges. The wood looks so sick! What kind of wood is it? Itís very dense and has a tight looking grain. I think it might be Ipe but not sure.

Also, is it toxic? Like can i make a cutting/serving board or something out of it? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Looks like Philippine mahogany to me. It's otherwise known as Lauan
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Looks like ipe to me. Is it very heavy and dense? Does it sink when thrown in water?

Ipe leaves a yellowish dust when cut which I see in these pics.
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Looks like ipe to me. Is it very heavy and dense? Does it sink when thrown in water?

Ipe leaves a yellowish dust when cut which I see in these pics.
Yeah it’s heavy and dense and it does leave yellow dust when cut, but only on around half of the boards for some reason. So it’s probably Ipe. Would Ipe be a good choice for cutting boards?
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For an end grain cutting board - maybe. For an edge grain cutting board, I wouldn't use it. Too hard. It will dull your knives real fast.
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