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What is this spalted, wormy, flamey wood?

07-17-2017 09:04 PM by JohnMcClure

Just got a 17” bandsaw and immediately started sawing through firewood ...

2 07-18-2017 11:54 AM
View thewoodentop's profile

Spalted Silver Leaf Maple table top

07-17-2017 02:00 PM by thewoodentop

We are starting a silver leaf maple project this week, below is a picture of ...

1 07-17-2017 03:07 PM
View Chris Cook's profile

Wood identification

07-15-2017 12:40 AM by Chris Cook

This is a very dense wood and black in color. Any help with identification? ...

9 07-16-2017 05:58 AM
View JoshNZ's profile

Plum tree for removal

07-13-2017 11:23 PM by JoshNZ

Would you guys bother with this? It’s about 90 minutes drive from me, I...

8 07-16-2017 01:02 AM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Is This Mahogany?

07-22-2016 01:02 AM by PatrickIrish

I’m about to drive an hour away to pick up some reclaimed mahogany for ...

19 07-13-2017 11:02 PM
View Tom's profile

Buying/working with slabs

07-11-2017 11:34 PM by Tom

I’ve been thinking that our front room needs a coffee table. I’d...

6 07-12-2017 12:07 PM
View Andrew714's profile

Improper grain direction?

07-11-2017 02:15 PM by Andrew714

Hello, I made a cutting board a while back, and some of the joints at the ...

7 07-12-2017 11:59 AM
View Brett Gray's profile

Can anyone tell me the identification of this wood?

02-13-2017 02:06 PM by Brett Gray

I just bought this piece of wood from a guy who bought an old, ru...

32 07-12-2017 07:02 AM
View vck's profile

Banding in wood-- natural?

07-09-2017 04:10 PM by vck

Hi all,I’m a total newbie to wood/woodmaking/etc but have a strong inte...

10 07-11-2017 04:50 PM
View dakremer's profile

Cherry finishing question

07-09-2010 06:09 AM by dakremer

I’ve heard Cherry doesnt take stain very well? Is there other things C...

24 07-11-2017 12:00 AM
View YIAYIA's profile

VERY old wooden bowl has a massive crack??!!

07-09-2017 08:31 PM by YIAYIA

I have my Great, grandmother’s wooden biscuit bowl. Over the years it ...

3 07-10-2017 04:28 PM
View I_Need_More_Lumber's profile

What to do with this lumber?

07-09-2017 09:02 PM by I_Need_More_Lumber

So I got my hands on this Teak, As you can see, they are mainly blocks. ...

11 07-10-2017 05:52 AM
View splintergroup's profile

Can anyone explain this?

07-09-2017 09:46 PM by splintergroup

This is the deal: I bought some rough sawn 8/4 walnut several years ago fr...

5 07-09-2017 11:01 PM
View Brandonwoodworking's profile

What should I do with this wood? 36"-48" wide poplar cookies about 8" thick

07-09-2017 09:18 PM by Brandonwoodworking

I just got a load of big poplar rounds from an old tree They’re abou...

0 07-09-2017 09:18 PM
View Bobmedic's profile

Sapwood and heartwood

03-15-2017 07:58 AM by Bobmedic

What are your opinions on keeping sapwood and heartwood in projects? Personal...

16 07-09-2017 08:05 PM
View pauljuilleret's profile

has anyone used poplar as a hard wood floor

07-07-2017 01:41 PM by pauljuilleret

I just finished making tung and grove siding out of poplar. after I finished ...

12 07-09-2017 06:39 PM
View Bill Szydlo's profile

Is all Baltic Birch the same?

07-08-2017 04:53 PM by Bill Szydlo

Does anyone know if the Baltic Birch a big box store sells is the same as the...

11 07-09-2017 03:37 PM
View ACWood's profile

Hardwood available in Fort Myers area?

03-27-2015 05:05 PM by ACWood

Glad to join, moved my cabinet shop from California to Fort Myers, looking fo...

22 07-06-2017 08:33 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

can I laminate boards for this project or do I need larger stock?

07-06-2017 01:46 PM by leftcoaster

I’m interested in building John White’s New-Fangled Workbench, wh...

8 07-06-2017 03:28 PM
View Spinks's profile

ID This Species?

06-19-2017 03:01 PM by Spinks

Hi these pics are from a late 1860s Renaissance Revival brownstone in Brookly...

8 07-06-2017 02:49 AM

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