This clean 8.5cm floor board comes from a consignment shop in Fujisawa City.
This board is a solid piece. It also has amazing grain and stands 21cm tall with the legs on.
The cut is the most preferred cross-cut (kiura) which puts amazing waves in the center of the grid and lovely lines along the rest of the board for the eyes to follow. The warm heartwood color and super-thin tree rings tell me that it is a slow-growth tree. It is quite dense, weighing 8kg.
I would guess that it is Agathis based on the even color, with slight color-change away from heartwood in the lower corners, and the dense weight. It could be Katsura, but I expect Katsura to be a bit warmer in color, like the tone of the legs (which are probably Katsura).
It comes with its original paper cover, and bears original stickers including one which attests that the old-growth tree that this came from was cut with the proper licensure. while relatively free of scratches, there are a few small dents - I actually plan on doing a youtube video soon about how to ameliorate those.
It may be possible to bundle this with other items, depending on the shipping method - please contact us if you wish to do so.
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Please understand that this is a vintage item, so it is sold in an as-is condition.