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hotzim

I dislike the smell of a lot of imported wood pieces. I don't know what kind of wood it is, but it, or the varnish on it smells and the odor does not disappear over time (10 years!). I also think it may support mold growth more than other kinds of wood.

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cityofoaks

hotzim, I agree and have found that acacia wood smells really bad. I read that urine is used to process acacia wood (I'm not sure if that's true but it sure seems to fit with the smell of the piece that I bought). I'm not *completely* grossed out that urine is used to process some items, I realize it's a common way (or at least used to be a common way) to process certain items but the I'm not on board when I can't stand the smell.

   
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Kazimali Mawji

The best type of hardwood is coconut. It's even better than Mahogany. That's the best quality we get in Kenya.

   

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