|Forum topic by sawdust4brainz||posted 10-15-2015 01:46 AM||750 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
10-15-2015 01:46 AM
Good evening LJ’ers worldwide. It’s been a very long time since i last posted; two deployments, one move across the country, and about 2 months of settling in later, I’m up and running again.
The question du jour: what on earth species of wood is this ? The CL ad claimed it was oak, but after planing off the old, greyed nastiness and seeing what’s underneath this isn’t any oak i’ve ever seen. That said, i’m somewhat of a novice.
Please excuse if the pics don’t do it full justice; they were taken with my phone and may not capture all the detail. The wood has a yellow tone that the phone just didn’t pick up on, which makes me wonder if it’s poplar. There’s a wee bit of spalting in the one beam i’ve planed thus far, and i suspect i’ll find the same in the others.
Separately, please forgive the state of the shop. It’s still in setup and i’ll post when complete. Right now it’s a disaster.