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Identifying wood

10-05-2016 06:44 PM by Flyingmonkey158

Just picked up some wood and Im trying to figure out what it is. Do you know ...

13 10-06-2016 06:34 PM
View Burbs's profile

Wood drying question

10-05-2016 03:37 AM by Burbs

I scored some really heavy hardwood pallets that I suspected were oak and aft...

9 10-06-2016 06:18 AM
View Laughran's profile

2 year old saw logs

10-04-2016 08:39 PM by Laughran

I have a friend who has 2 – 2 year old white oak saw logs that he is wi...

2 10-05-2016 02:20 PM
View Burbs's profile

Wood identification help

10-04-2016 01:48 PM by Burbs

Been lurking and learning on this site for a couple years, but this is my fir...

5 10-05-2016 02:56 AM
View CharlesA's profile

Thinking about buying some air dried lumber

10-03-2016 06:45 PM by CharlesA

Going by a fellow’s place on Thursday. He has a lot of air-dried cherr...

17 10-04-2016 01:25 PM
View Marn64's profile

Cocobolo question

09-30-2016 12:30 AM by Marn64

Does anyone know how well Cocobolo steam bends? I want to know because I foun...

12 10-03-2016 07:04 PM
View Jacob Lucas's profile

Padauk Staining Lighter Wood

10-08-2011 09:06 PM by Jacob Lucas

I’ve read that Padauk stains any adjacent lighter woods, does anyone ha...

13 10-03-2016 02:14 PM
View Nahrold's profile

Redwood restoration project

10-03-2016 01:29 PM by Nahrold

I have 5 pieces of redwood that need to be restored as finished. I am worried...

1 10-03-2016 02:06 PM
View Jack Dalton's profile

Pecan log

09-28-2016 01:00 PM by Jack Dalton

A friend has offered me a 24” saw log of pecan. I don’t know muc...

8 10-03-2016 01:38 PM
View ravensrock's profile

What kind of wood do you think this is?

09-27-2016 02:52 AM by ravensrock

This tree blew down in my brother’s yard and I’m trying to decide...

19 10-03-2016 04:17 AM
View Blindhog's profile

Teak alternative for outdoor furniture project

09-30-2016 06:08 PM by Blindhog

I would like to use Teak for some planned outdoor furniture builds; but the c...

14 10-03-2016 04:12 AM
View Miles3w's profile

Source for buying Laminated MDF or Particle Board

09-28-2016 10:14 PM by Miles3w

Hi All, Long Story (see Question in next section if not interested :-)R...

1 10-02-2016 11:42 PM
View Alan S's profile

Identify This Wood?

10-02-2016 08:28 PM by Alan S

This tree was just cut down near my house. I was able to grab a log before it...

3 10-02-2016 11:11 PM
View SkiTique's profile

Milling/Drying Cherry Logs

09-26-2016 05:04 PM by SkiTique

Hello Everyone, My brother called me yesterday to let me know he just cut ...

9 10-02-2016 09:22 PM
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10-02-2016 02:27 PM by alittleoff

I’m planning on buying some rough eastern red cedar in a few days and w...

1 10-02-2016 02:39 PM
View Greg's profile

I Need YOUR help in finding LARGE Banksia Pods!

10-01-2016 12:23 AM by Greg

Hi y’all! For the past year or so, I can’t seem to find any more...

0 10-01-2016 12:23 AM
View avsmusic1's profile

Anyone have experience with Taun?

08-03-2016 02:04 PM by avsmusic1

I ran across an ad on CL for Mahogany from a guy near me. Talked to him and t...

1 09-30-2016 05:31 PM
View Trudeo's profile

[Beginner] How to build a picture frame?

09-26-2016 01:36 PM by Trudeo

As a first project I would like to build a picture frame. The picture frame I...

11 09-30-2016 01:45 AM
View ki7hy's profile

There has to be a better way....other than.

09-26-2016 09:15 PM by ki7hy

There has to be a better way other than a saw mill. I’ve been working m...

31 09-29-2016 07:07 PM
View Nickkwins's profile

What would cause blue-green streaks in wood?

09-28-2016 09:56 PM by Nickkwins

I was planing some hackberry boards and I noticed a blueish green tint in the...

7 09-29-2016 05:39 PM

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