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Re: FW: Exotic Wood Question

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The best exotic wood I know is Yakal from the Philippines.  If I remember it right the Fb= 2,800 psi and Fv = 160 psi.  You need to use special nails to penetrate into it.  The only problem is I don't know how you can get it here in the U.S.  Ask the companies that import wood from Southeast Asia.
Good luck.
In a message dated 12/29/2004 2:57:20 PM Pacific Standard Time, GSKWY(--nospam--at) writes:
If you are looking for exotic woods  might give you some ideas.
For example,  mesquite.
Bamboo is also an option. Although technically a grass, the bamboo they use for wood floors is stonger than oak.  It is not the same species as what the pandas eat.
Gail Kelley