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GRANADILLO

botanical name unknown

This is another one of those woods where I have considerable confusion, possibly because of similar names, possibly because of a plethora of species. In any event, I will attempt to get more information.

Uh, well ... OK, I HAVE attempted to get more information and what I have ended up with is a splitting headache. This name seems to be used for just about more unrelated woods than any other name I can find, and that's saying something, given the wild overuse of some common names.

The number of species using this name runs to the dozens (and from at least 6 or 8 different genera that I'm immediately aware of, and possibly quite a few more) and the number of alternate common names for various woods that use this name runs to at least 200.

I just don't know what to make of it; what's shown on this page is anything I find that the vendor chooses to list as granadillo.



my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of granadillo / Platymiscium yucatanum --- 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


plank and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


two small turning sticks.


two more turning sticks and end grain


plank and closeup


smaller piece cut from the plank directly above and fine-sanded (also the end grain of the same piece)


both sides of a plank and one closeup --- directly below are some shots of a piece cut off of this plank and fine-sanded


plank and end grain --- this was cut from the larger plank directly above


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above (the update is upside down)


one side (angled view, also showing some of the top), and a closeup of that side, of the plank directly above


the other side (angled view, also showing some of the top), and a closeup of that side, of the plank directly above


the same piece as shown in the pics above, but this time dry and wet (with water) side by side to show how a finishing agent is likely to enrich the color of the wood.


planks and end grain


end grain closeup of the planks directly above


small plank and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


small plank


turning sticks



web pics:


planks


two planks specifically listed as Platymiscium pinnatum. The second one is waxed.


plank and closeup listed as grandillo / Platymiscium pinnatum


plank and closeup listed as grandillo / Platymiscium pinnatum


plank listed as grandillo / Platymiscium pinnatum




plank moistened for the photo


several views of the same plank


long planks and a closeup from one of them


boths sides of a plank and a closeup


figured planks


slabs and a closeup


planks and turning stock listed as granadillo / Platymiscium yucatuanum


waxed bowl blanks listed as Guatamala granadillo / Platymiscum yucatanum


listed as granadillo / Dalbergia granadillo --- the second one appears to be sapwood


guitar sets listed as granadillo / Platymiscium yucatanum


guitar sets listed as granadillo / Dalbergia granadillo


scales


turning stick


turning stock and scales


sapwood plank with blue stain


listed as "pecky" granadillo, but does not appear to have the pattern that is normally called pecky


listed as "Mexican" granadillo


veneer


bowls by Bryan Nelson (NelsonWood). Bryan fine-polishes his bowls with 1200 or even higher grit sandpaper while they are spinning at high speed on the lathe and then finishes them there with a friction polish of his own devising, thus achieving a shine and color vibrancy that is beautiful to behold.