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#1 posted 05-24-2010 11:19 PM

I work with exotic woods quite a lot and I try to be sensitive to concerns about the environment and the depletion of the rain forest. I have stopped buying zebra wood because it is an endangered species. I buy blue mahoe from an environmental organization that is selectively harvesting trees in an environmentally favorable fashion.

The challenge is getting good information on what is good and what is bad with respect to the environmental ramifications of harvesting certain woods.

With respect to domestic woods with rich color – - I like walnut, mahogany and cherry (in the order). I hate using dyes and I dislike using stains. I want to see the natural beauty of the wood.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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