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Blog entry by greenstormman posted 02-08-2012 09:08 PM 3456 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need to find where I can find green wood. By this I mean wood that is permanently really green, not new wet wood. Does any



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#1 posted 02-08-2012 09:29 PM

Poplar is Green and White.
Palo Verde is very green, but only found in the deserts and usually not in any kind of sizes for lumber.
I’ve seen green analine dye used before to get a really deep shade of green.

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 09:47 PM

Pistachio has green tones, but is not completely green, some olive wood can also have a green tone… both not the easiest wood to get hold o tho’... a dye might be your best bet… good luck!

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 12:50 AM

I second the poplar…..

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 04:57 AM

I was also thinking poplar but, doesn’t the green fade to brown fairly quick? I remember reading an article but it was talking about wood fading like padauk going from orange to brown and said poplar would fade to brown with UV exposure. I think the article was in wood magazine.

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 01:35 PM

If you want a solid green in any appreciable size you’re going to have to dye it

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 06:15 PM

I’ll bet there’s some green wood in Al Gore’s wood pile. :)

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