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avocado

Persea americana

Persea americana of the family Lauraceae. Native to Mexico but grown in numerous other tropical climates for the fruit. The tree does not get big enough for lumber production and is rarely seen even as a craft wood.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of avocado / Persea americana --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of avocado / Persea americana --- 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 end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above --- as can be seen on the end grain shot directly above the left side of this piece was even rougher than the middle and right sides and so the update did not get all the way down to a smooth surface on the left. Nonetheless, the fine grain details are quite clear on the middle and right.


both sides of a sample plank of avocado / Persea americana --- 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 end grain closeup of the piece directly above



The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
avocado (Persea americana) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views.

web pics:


logs


planks


small plaques (actually, these were listed a plaques, but I would call them cookies)


pen blanks


pen turned from avocado / Persea americana. Photograph contributed to the site by the pen turner, Bruce Selyem, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The pen is finished with shellwax.


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