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CAROB

botanical name unclear

There are at least 15 species from 7 or 8 different genera that have carob as all or part of one or more of their common names. I don't know which are represented on this page except as specifically stated.



my samples:

NOTE: all 3 of the planks in this section were donated to the site by Ira Matheny, whom I thank for this and other contributions.

This was the first I had ever seen of this wood in person and it's clear that with a finish added, this is going to be a really beautiful wood, especially the pieces with the red streaking.


plank


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


plank and a new pic of it after it sat on the shelf for a couple of years and gained a patina


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above but taken after the plank had sat on the shelf for a couple of years and gained a patina


plank and a new pic of it after it sat on the shelf for a couple of years and gained a patina


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above but taken after the plank had sat on the shelf for a couple of years and gained a patina


both sides of a small plank that has really terrific color. HUGE enlargements are present


face grain closeup and side grain closeup of the piece directly above (these were not particularly well sanded)


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



web pics:


log ends


slabs


planks


plank and closeup, moistened for the pic


plank, dry


sticks and their end grains --- pics contributed to the site by Barry Richardson, who also contributed a couple of the bowl pics at the bottom of the page.


pen blanks


both sides of a bowl blank and the end grain




pics from the BogusColorVendor ... assuming the wood is moistened for the pics, this color "correction" is not as bad as their usual dishonesty


planks, most likly moistened for the pics


both sides of a plank and a closeup





pens


slab table with a finish that I think has enriched the color considerably


log cross section table --- not sure if the dark color is due to a finish or ageing.


spittoon


box and turned box


vases


hollow forms


beautiful turned and carved vase


crotch bowl


bowls


turned and carved bowls


natural edge bowls


bowls by Barry Richardson, whom I thank for the pics.


two views of a bowl --- both enlargements are available and they show the grain very nicely


two views of a bowl by Ira Matheny, who also contributed my own samples of carob, pictured up at the top of this page. Ira used a wax finish on this so the colors are much more true to the raw wood than would be the case had he used a grain-poping polyurethane or shellac or other penetrating liquid type of finish.