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Why is walnut ply so lightly colored?

01-24-2015 06:02 PM by gbinco

I’m relatively new to working and I’ve never used hardwood ply be...

7 01-25-2015 03:18 PM
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Ponderosa Pine Wood Slabs - Arizona

03-11-2014 01:37 AM by richjohn3333

If anyone lives in the Phoenix Metro area of Arizona, I have some wide Ponder...

3 01-25-2015 02:59 PM
View rustfever's profile

Please help idnetify this wood

01-24-2015 11:55 PM by rustfever

A local tree service dropped off a log, claiming it to be ‘Fruitless Pe...

5 01-25-2015 05:17 AM
View Rick M.'s profile

This arrived on my birthday

01-24-2015 09:48 PM by Rick M.

A fellow LJ who I will not name so they are not besieged with requests (They ...

7 01-25-2015 04:39 AM
View texretvet's profile

Made some mesquite lumber

01-24-2015 06:12 PM by texretvet

The first 2 pics are some mesquite lumber that I finished up last night. The ...

2 01-25-2015 01:57 AM
View christner's profile

Best way to cut old, very hard barn wood

11-18-2014 03:03 PM by christner

Hello all, new to the site! I have lots of questions but my first one deals i...

17 01-23-2015 06:46 PM
View VADesigner's profile

Black Locust

01-22-2015 07:08 PM by VADesigner

I’m looking for a supplier of Black Locust in the Shenandoah Valley of ...

5 01-23-2015 05:22 PM
View fitzhugh's profile

Powderpost beetle holes in pieces for benchtop... can I salvage?

01-22-2015 03:05 AM by fitzhugh

I just realized, years late, that the holes in the boards for my not yet fini...

11 01-23-2015 01:44 PM
View Furnitude's profile

Roasted maple -- information on process

08-02-2013 02:16 PM by Furnitude

I just discovered roasted maple thanks to a mention in Fine Woodworking. Doe...

34 01-22-2015 10:59 PM
View woodworker33's profile

Sourcing 1/4" thick hardwood

01-17-2015 06:04 AM by woodworker33

Does anyone have a recommended source to get walnut, maple and oak hardwood i...

10 01-22-2015 06:10 AM
View Mykos's profile

Woodwork and lumber in Nicaragua

01-19-2015 04:32 PM by Mykos

I’m currently on holiday in Nicaragua. Today while walking around Masay...

5 01-21-2015 08:26 PM
View Notw's profile

What kind of wood is this?

01-20-2015 02:22 AM by Notw

Can anyone identify this wood? I was thinking an African mahogany but I’...

11 01-21-2015 11:40 AM
View John_G's profile

What species stair tread

01-20-2015 08:21 PM by John_G

Trying to figure out what the stair treads are made from. House was buil...

5 01-21-2015 02:46 AM
View PeteMenc's profile

Arizona Ash - free

01-20-2015 12:37 AM by PeteMenc

Friend in central Phoenix (AZ) (7th St & Bethany H) has an old Az Ash tha...

1 01-20-2015 01:09 AM
View WOODIE1's profile

Building with Fir or simple 2x4's or 2x10's??

01-18-2015 07:21 PM by WOODIE1

Ok my wife has developed a liking to furniture we are seeing in stores that a...

1 01-18-2015 08:25 PM
View rodman40's profile

What is this ? Game or Tool ?

01-15-2015 08:45 PM by rodman40

Found this at a second hand store , have no clue what it is , just like the w...

12 01-18-2015 06:52 PM
View JonoMcHugh's profile

Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) from tree to bar counter, advice?

12-08-2014 03:15 AM by JonoMcHugh

Good day to all you fine people from a sunny Botswana!This is my very first p...

1 01-18-2015 05:57 PM
View yellabret's profile

long leaf pine - value?

01-16-2015 06:24 PM by yellabret

i have little experience with pine, and am not sure of what to look for in th...

8 01-17-2015 02:19 AM
View CreekOne's profile

Collecting small samples of wood

01-12-2015 11:56 PM by CreekOne

I collect wood samples for my Journeyman cabinet, a Xylotheque.This collectio...

7 01-16-2015 03:02 PM
View jacktown's profile

Kiln drying in Mississippi

01-16-2015 04:37 AM by jacktown

I have a stack of red oak and pecan slabs that I want to get kiln dried. Does...

0 01-16-2015 04:37 AM

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