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View emrhappy's profile

Twisted Wood! Please enlighten me.....please!

04-01-2014 04:00 AM by emrhappy

My fellow wood aficionados… I have some really pretty highly figured bu...

7 04-01-2014 02:31 PM
View jtm's profile

Maple slab table top - will it cup?

04-01-2014 06:45 AM by jtm

Hi all, I’m about to embark on a maple slab table top. I have a ...

4 04-01-2014 12:29 PM
View barringerfurniture's profile

What do you consider an acceptable "flatness" tolerance for a solid wood table top?

03-30-2014 05:11 PM by barringerfurniture

Are your table tops ever perfectly flat or do you accept a certain level of w...

7 04-01-2014 03:48 AM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

redwood basics

03-31-2014 05:07 AM by woodworkingdrew

Hello, I have been doing a fair amount of work with redwood. Anyone out there...

1 04-01-2014 01:18 AM
View mantwi's profile

Safely Storing Myrtle Burl

03-28-2014 02:32 AM by mantwi

I have acquired a nice piece of birds eye Myrtle that is 15 1/2” x 23&#...

5 03-31-2014 09:32 PM
View steve's profile

wood can be deceiving!

03-27-2014 03:22 AM by steve

(this is Poplar from my shop, Plain-sawn left side; Quarter-sawn right si...

17 03-31-2014 01:01 AM
View generic's profile

What are these woods?

03-29-2014 08:09 PM by generic

I recently bought a drill press and band saw from a guy who was moving. He ha...

17 03-30-2014 01:45 PM
View Neil Davis's profile

Unique wood/timber to New Zealand

03-05-2014 07:13 PM by Neil Davis

I have the good fortune to be going to New Zealand in a couple of weeks, Well...

8 03-29-2014 10:31 PM
View jtm's profile

Walnut plywood??? Extremely expensive?

03-28-2014 10:35 PM by jtm

Hi folks, I went to the lumber dealer today to grab some walnut (which is ...

8 03-29-2014 01:15 AM
View Doug's profile

Build a solar kiln or pay someone to dry wood

03-27-2014 09:33 PM by Doug

I have about 2,600 bdft of red oak and black cherry to be cut in the month or...

8 03-28-2014 04:53 PM
View Dan's profile

Pear Wood

03-27-2014 08:12 PM by Dan

I have begun the slow process of trimming my pear tree back to a manageable s...

3 03-28-2014 04:29 PM
View surayabay's profile

Looking for some "Ultra-Deck" "Quickcap" advice, comments!

03-22-2014 06:47 PM by surayabay

I know that “Ultra-Deck” product, “Quickcap”, is of c...

2 03-28-2014 02:07 PM
View Manitario's profile

Stabilizing punky wood slab

02-25-2013 06:34 PM by Manitario

Hey all, I have a large slab of redwood burl that I want to make into a coff...

17 03-28-2014 03:53 AM
View Kv0nT's profile

Plywood in Massachusetts

03-03-2014 10:06 PM by Kv0nT

Long story short I need furniture quality half inch quartersawn white oak ply...

4 03-28-2014 01:53 AM
View nomercadies's profile

Best thin wood for small outdoor sign?

03-25-2014 05:36 PM by nomercadies

Our organization ( is putting together some ...

11 03-27-2014 02:26 AM
View Benboy's profile

Anyone know of a source for Unique wood in Black Hills South Dakota

03-26-2014 07:16 PM by Benboy

Rather than buying some cheap tricket when I travel, I like to pick up some w...

6 03-27-2014 01:15 AM
View Marcus's profile

Turning green/wet Lignum Vitae

03-26-2014 02:25 PM by Marcus

I have a 3”x3” spindle of argentine lignum vitae that I want to t...

1 03-26-2014 11:48 PM
View JustplaneJeff's profile

Help with veneer identity

03-05-2014 02:53 AM by JustplaneJeff

Starting to catalogue the veneer I bought, need a little help with ...

1 03-26-2014 07:49 PM
View Lahu's profile

Close to 8000 sqft Cherrywood for sale- SELLING IN BULK-*updated from previous*

03-25-2014 10:25 PM by Lahu

I’ve started this topic before, but it didn’t go to well due to t...

7 03-26-2014 06:50 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Wood database website problems?

03-21-2014 02:10 AM by LiveEdge

I love The Wood Database website (, but lately when I ...

8 03-26-2014 05:38 PM

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