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Forum topic by Betsy posted 08-13-2015 05:37 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2015 05:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber domestic yellow heart

So I’ve been wanting to add some yellow heart to a few cutting boards but I’ve held off doing so because I thought it was not a domestic wood to the USA. Well, as they say about making assumptions…. (makes an ass out of you and ME), I finally googled it and find that it’s a wood from the southern USA and an especially nice variety comes from Kentucky.

So my question to my fellow jocks is: What wood did you think was not domestic to the USA but you found out it was?

Look forward to your responses.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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#1 posted 08-13-2015 05:48 PM

I think you should Google it again. I believe it comes from Brazil

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 05:59 PM

Southern America, South America, same difference.

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#3 posted 08-13-2015 06:15 PM

I wonder if you’re confusing yellowheart (an exotic that pretty much only grows in Brazil) with yellowwood, a rare tree that grows in the US south, including Kentucky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cladrastis_kentukea.
I’ve never used either wood, but I did remember an episode of the Woodwright’s shop where ROy used a piece of yellowwood that was local.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 08-13-2015 06:33 PM

I always thought Osage-Orange was exotic. Just found out recently it is considered a nuisance by many and can be found around here.

http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest/nebline/hedgeapple.htm

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#5 posted 08-13-2015 06:51 PM

Jeremy – you are right – I think I stopped reading at yellow and didn’t notice the “wood” as opposed to “heart”. I should learn to read better!

Thanks for the correction.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 08-13-2015 11:12 PM

Speaking of yellowheart. I think it is the prettiest wood when quartersawn.

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#7 posted 08-14-2015 12:46 AM

That is gorgeous!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 08-14-2015 01:19 AM

Hedge apple/osage is abundant here in ky and it’s nice, yellow and hard. Turns brown though, now sure how quickly it would in a cutting board and havent seen it used in cutting boards before, thought about trying it out though.

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