My Canarywood purchase

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 02-05-2008 12:33 AM 1782 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week while I was in California I stopped by at a place I used to get wood.
I was just going to look until I found this canarywood. All of the canarywood I have
seen before has been straight grain kinda plain looking.

Here is 17bf I had shipped back home. $5.99 a BF.

The flash washes out the color, and without the flash it’s dark. So I included both.
It’s kind of hard to get a true sense of what it looks like in a picture but I think you
will get the idea. Almost all the colors in the rainbow with great figure!



-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 12:37 AM

I think it’s really pretty wood, Gary. What are you building from it? I’ve never seen Canary Wood. Tell us about it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 12:46 AM

Wowsers! All of the canary wood up here is about 18 bucks a BF. That’s a nice score, Gary!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 02-05-2008 12:51 AM

Very nice…much to nice to use in the next Lumberjock competition.

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 12:52 AM

beautiful raw material, I’m sure you have something in mind that will no doubt turn these planks a memorable work.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 12:58 AM

I have no idea what I’m going to do with it.
I know nothing about working with it.
I have no clue how to finish it.
I am just clueless.

I just know that I have never seen anything like it before and had to have it.
That’s the thing about wood. You will never ever see that piece of wood again.

I will keep you all posted on what I end up doing with it though.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 01:06 AM

The colors are fantastic. I had never heard of canary wood so I had to look it up. Thanks for forcing me to think beyond oak, cherry, walnut, maple, pine and poplar. It seems that there are other woods out there that are just as gorgeous.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 01:13 AM

it is great stuff… use the General tung oil finish and you cant go wrong.

-- making sawdust....

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Bob #2

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 02:07 AM

Nice score Gary.
I really handles nicely with hand tools or power and takes a very even stain.
Your are going to want more.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 03:03 AM

That wood has some incredible color and grain.

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 03:06 AM

Some good looking wood there Gary! I can’t wait to see what it becomes!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 08:57 AM

Great wood Gary. Don’t rush this one. Put it away for a rainy day.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 02-06-2008 03:20 AM

Great capture. I suppose you grabbed it all?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 02-06-2008 04:19 AM

Karson – No, I left a couple of skinny little pieces.

Grumpy – I’m still thinking about what I’m going to do with it.

Look at my post about Tropical Exotic Hardwoods. I am going to post a couple of pictures of the fantastically
figured cocobolo.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 02-07-2008 03:08 AM

That is some fantastic wood. I recently ran across some canarywood and am in the process of making a shaker style end table with it. Once you take a look at the range of colors in the wood you can’t help but fall in love with it. Nice find Gary!

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#15 posted 03-03-2008 04:05 AM

That is some very nice looking wood. I have never seen aany before. I am lucky to find any thing beyond cherry and oak around here.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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