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1630 days ago

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I need to come up with a domestic material that is very straight grained. The grain has to be continuous, without knots, etc. The designer was thinking oak, but It’s not straight enough and I don’t like it. LOL. I’m supposing I could go with an import as well, but please be considerate of pricing. I can’t go with wenge for instance. I’d like the grain to be tight with lots of lines, which makes oak a good canditate, but like I said I think it still strays and I don’t like it. Thanks

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#1 posted 1630 days ago

How about Ipe.

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#2 posted 1630 days ago

If you need a good straight grain, take a look at Poplar. Stains very well so you can have whatever look you want.

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#3 posted 1630 days ago

doug fir , if you can select

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#4 posted 1630 days ago

ive got some beautiful antique southern heart pine…..talk about straight grain….and its as hard as oak…prettier too …imho

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#5 posted 1630 days ago

Sapele has lots of lines and can be found in very straight grain.

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#6 posted 1630 days ago

Quarter sawn Fir or Heart Pine are both beautiful.

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#7 posted 1630 days ago

You can use any wood you want just fiind some pieces that are rift sawn .

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kolwdwrkr

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#8 posted 1630 days ago

I was looking at Doug fir (larch?) and it is pretty straight grained. This is going to be for a bathroom vanity and door surround. I’m thinking it should be a little more dence then doug fir? I like the Sapele but I’m not sure it is in the right color. I think Its got to be more honeyish, golden tanish, whatever. I want to present several options, but affordable ones. I shouldn’t care if its oak, its not my house. I just do for some reason. LOL. Keep em commin guys.

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kolwdwrkr

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#9 posted 1630 days ago

Crazedtermite, I was thinking that but it’s still not really perfect enough. In the end I will do what I have to do though, so my eye is still on the rift sawn oak.

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#10 posted 1630 days ago

quartersawn ash would be very light color straight grain similiar to oak but without the ray fleck. very inexpensive. or like crazedtermite said any wood that is rift or qs would have straight grain.

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#11 posted 1630 days ago

Clear vertical grain Port Orford Cedar might be nice.

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Jimthecarver

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#12 posted 1630 days ago

Are you going to be carving on the project? That would most likely dictate what type of wood would be suitable.

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kolwdwrkr

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#13 posted 1630 days ago

No carving on this one. Everything will be flat and modern looking

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Jimthecarver

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

Vertical grain df is a great wood if the grain is what your looking for. I have used it on many things.
Not sure of cost but I am sure you could contact Answer and they would better help you out with it. And what a selection too.

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#15 posted 1630 days ago

How about redwood?

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