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Project by qball posted 11-22-2011 08:04 PM 1045 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned some old ugly poplar into somehting I think is quite nice. Finished with just a natural stain.





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will delaney

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 08:20 PM

A diamond in the rough! Nice

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 08:24 PM

Good looking project!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 10:35 PM

Nice Color on the Poplar !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 12:06 AM

You all are right “great color”!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 04:00 PM

Looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 05:05 PM

“Ugly” is very subjective. I have actually seen people selling poplar like this (with mineral stains) on ebay for really high prices. I think this is a great usage for this poplar. The one worry that I would have is if the poplar can stand up to the beating that a step stool might take. I built a fairly similar one out of cherry.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 04:48 PM

I don’t believe poplar is ugly at all….Nice stepper…;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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