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Can anyone give the definitive answer on which was original wood for the dashboard I think it was Teak, does anyone know different 

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Paul - original dashboards were in American Walnut - what causes confusion is that some suppliers refer to this veneer as Teak which it isn't - this info was supplied to me by Classical Dash

Hope this helps

Cheers Rich

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Thanks Rich

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Strangest looking walnut I've ever seen mine also just looks like "Teak" or are we just used to thinking all walnut should look like burr walnut? 

Andy 

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15 minutes ago, PodOne said:

Strangest looking walnut I've ever seen mine also just looks like "Teak" or are we just used to thinking all walnut should look like burr walnut? 

Andy 

That’s a good point Andy

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16 hours ago, PodOne said:

Strangest looking walnut I've ever seen mine also just looks like "Teak" or are we just used to thinking all walnut should look like burr walnut? 

Andy 

Burr walnut costs a lot more than unfigured walnut. Burr walnut is taken from the root area of the trunk!

Bruce.

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And yes, we often assume you can tell what wood it is simply by its colour or pattern. I have a very old mahogany table which is the same colour, roughly, as my original TR6 dash. Most people who see it tell me, quite definitively, that it's teak. Three expert valuers have all identified it as mahogany. So I'm sure an expert can tell which wood is which, but most of us have no clue. I speak for myself, at least. I'm amused to know that the dash I "knew" was teak is, in fact, not!

John

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