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Needing help in choosing a wood (yellow color)

by Blackie_
posted 719 days ago


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 719 days ago

Yellow Heart or maybe Ash

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Alexandre

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#2 posted 719 days ago

Yellowheart, Or Popular(just not the sapwood, which is green)

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Roger

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#3 posted 719 days ago

Another vote fer Yellow Heart. Maybe die some Maple or Ash. I haven’t done any die experimenting….. yet, but plan to one o these days

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 719 days ago

Never thought of popular, thats readily available at almost any lumber store, I like how the yellow heart looks, I believe it’s the closest to what I’m looking for, I’ll check my two local lumber suppliers and see if I can get Yellow heart.

thanks a bunch Monte and Alex.

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 719 days ago

Yeah Roger dying Maple had crossed my mind too.

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 719 days ago

Boxelder is a white wood but has a yellow tint when blo is applied…..

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 719 days ago

I’ll be heading to my local woodcraft next week and will pick up some die, that darn stuf ain’t cheap either.

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Donna Menke

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#8 posted 719 days ago

Bois d’arc is yellow too- though all these woods will darken with time and exposure. In my book I use dye on the Man in the Moon Box and use yellowheart on the Flower Box. Either way works, just use a good hard wood so it will not dent and will look good for many years.

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 719 days ago

Ya know actually maple can be turned to an amber which is close to yellow if the right finish is applied to it, just can’t remember which finishes do that?

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 719 days ago

Most any oil-based finish will ‘amber’ light woods. I like the effect.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 719 days ago

Mulberry!!!!!!!!!!! Very yellow!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 719 days ago

Ok here’s my plan going down the line, first choice will be the Yellow heart, then I’ll just wing if from there depending on my decision who knows I just might do what Donna suggest and die the wood, after going out to the shop and wiping the dust off the book I looked at your box donna that looks nice too. :)

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 719 days ago

Thanks Jim, yes I just took a peek at it.

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Alexandre

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#14 posted 719 days ago

LOL, how about Cheap pine and YELLOW PAINT?

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 719 days ago

Alex you need to re read my thread. :)

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Alexandre

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#16 posted 719 days ago

:P

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Nick_R

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#17 posted 719 days ago

Citrus wood is very yellow. especially after sanding or with lacquer

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Blackie_

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#18 posted 719 days ago

Thanks Nick I’ll check into that too.

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dee2

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#19 posted 719 days ago

If you wish to keep it natural, you can use a dye from a natural spice. Here’s what I did on the beaks of my eagle busts when I ran out of yellowheart. I used pine, very light poplar or basswood. Dampen the wood and sand down to 320. Be sure to protect the surface your working on! Then with a wet ( not dripping) sponge, dampen the wood again and sprinkle it with Turmeric (the spice from your wife’s cupboard or you’d have to buy it at the grocery store). Let sit a few minutes then rub it in to the depth of color you wish. The longer it sits, the darker it gets. I have at times sprayed it with a mist spray bottle to keep it wet longer. I did a test piece, of course. After it dries completely, gently rub off excess spice and sand with the BACK SIDE of a piece of sandpaper. I’ve not had any problem with the clear coat finish over the dyed piece.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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LukieB

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#20 posted 719 days ago

Avodire comes out pretty yellow, and can have some amazing figure!
This image come from Thom Scott’s website http://thomscottstudio.com/ Very nice stuff!!

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Boxguy

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#21 posted 719 days ago

Blackie, sorry I’m late to the party, but you might consider Movingui for yellow and Wenge or Ebony if you really want black and exotic.

-- Big Al in IN

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waho6o9

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#22 posted 719 days ago

http://stores.ebay.com/Cook-Woods/_i.html?_nkw=yellowheart&submit=Search&_sid=13101825

I’ve had great service and product from Cook-Woods on ebay. HTH

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Donna Menke

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#23 posted 719 days ago

The absolute most yellow wood I’ve seen is agarita bush wood- a local sorta weed. I don’t think it gets very thick though, but it is intense yellow. I wonder if it darkens much with age too. I’ll have to put some in the sun and see.

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Blackie_

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#24 posted 718 days ago

Donna that is some yellow wood, doesn’t look like it get’s that big though about like a red bud?

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Donna Menke

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#25 posted 718 days ago

I don’t think it is commonly over 3” D. I have some growing here, but they are multi-branched bushes. Maybe if they were pruned to one stem early on they would make a more tree-like configuration.
I just did a quick search and saw this pen:
http://aclassypenshoppe.com/catalog/i133.html
-and in images saw some bowls, so I guess some people have bigger bushes. I have a root ball here that someday I will do something with. Someday.

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gfadvm

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#26 posted 718 days ago

Randy, Mulberry is the brightest yellow wood I have ever cut and I think it browns less than hedge.

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boxcarmarty

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#27 posted 717 days ago

This is yellow dye on oak…..

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lunn

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#28 posted 717 days ago

Mullberry

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Blackie_

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#29 posted 711 days ago

No luck with finding anything yellow so looks like I’ll be dyeing some maple.

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AandCstyle

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#30 posted 711 days ago

Did you look at canary wood? It is available from a number of suppliers. HTH

-- Art

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Tennessee

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#31 posted 711 days ago

Yellowheart, and hit it with Behlen Yellow dye. You just won’t believe how yellow that is…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Post_Oakie

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#32 posted 711 days ago

I just cut some hedge (a.k.a. Osage orange, a.k.a. Bo’dark) and it is beautiful golden yellow. I think if you get a finish on it right away, it will hold its color. I can send some for you to try on your project for just the shipping, if you want to give it a try.

-- Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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rustfever

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#33 posted 711 days ago

Osage Orange????

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Blackie_

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#34 posted 710 days ago

Post_Oakie I really do appreciate that kind offer but I think I’ve found something that’s going to work very well, I made a trip to local woodcraft and picked up some Transfast diferent colors one being yellow and I tried it out on several different woods and I have a good stock pile of Alder it works great on it and it’s going to work. I want to thank everyone for your help and for leading me in the right direction.

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scharx

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#35 posted 710 days ago

Yelloheart the best option :)

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woody123

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#36 posted 710 days ago

Yellow Osage is about as yellow as you can get. I used some for a project a couple of yrs. ago and the whole shop was covered with yellow sawdust.

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