View Full Version : Cambera wood problems
10-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Anybody ever use this stuff? What is it? I built a seat out of it a few years ago and it looks terrible now. Doesn't seem to be rotting, but it didn't fare very well in the sun. I'm really glad I didn't build it for someone else and charge them for it.
10-17-2010, 03:38 PM
No, I don't have much information on the use of this wood. The Huksters of Woodom are constantly coming up with new names for old products or, products that were rarely commercialy used. My understanding is that this is a form of Phillipine Mahogony that hails from Peru. If it is indeed a form of Phillipine, AKA "Tangile" and "Luan", it has very little weather resistance if left bare. It also is moderatly suseptible to rot if left unfinished or in a damp atmosphere. By the way, Phillipine Mahagony is actually a close relative of Cedar and not a true Mahagony.
10-17-2010, 05:40 PM
I don't have a clue what this wood is either. My only guess is that like all the hundred or so species marketed as "Philippine Mahogany", it's in the Dipterocarp Family of tropical rainforest trees with winged seeds, as opposed to the more familiar Mahogany or Cypress Families.
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