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08-05-2017 05:55 PM

Several years ago we got some Stanley industrial cabinets at work and they were banded to some wood pallets. One of the pallets was made out of some nice looking wood so I decided to take it home. The nails were a bear to get out, I ended up with three 30”x4”x1.5” inch whitish boards and a bunch of sections of the top and bottom boards that ended up 5”x12”x0.5” I just ran it over the jointer this morning because I decided it was time to either use it for something or give it away. I am pretty sure the bigger whitish boards are some type of oak but the pinkish wood has me baffled.

Any ideas?


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#1 posted 08-05-2017 06:56 PM

The one on the right looks like poplar to me.

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#2 posted 08-05-2017 06:58 PM

Alder maybe.

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#3 posted 08-05-2017 08:01 PM

I would guess Alder and Ash….better pictures would help though.

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#4 posted 08-05-2017 08:17 PM

“Soft” Alder? ;)

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#5 posted 08-05-2017 08:23 PM

I think you all nailed it, not sure why I didn’t think of ash for the whitish one.

Not sure these pieces of Adler are worth doing anything with other than burning.

How stable is adler? Never seen a piece before, I may use it for some jig pieces if its a stable wood.

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#6 posted 08-05-2017 08:34 PM

Alder is stable. I’ve turned numerous items from alder – no problems. It is a soft hardwood.

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#7 posted 08-05-2017 08:38 PM

Alder is stable and machines predictably.
It’s easy to work with hand tools and takes
detail well. If it weren’t as soft as it is
it would be a really great wood for a lot
of work. It’s also arguably not very interesting
to look at.

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#8 posted 08-05-2017 08:47 PM



Alder is stable and machines predictably.
It s easy to work with hand tools and takes
detail well. If it weren t as soft as it is
it would be a really great wood for a lot
of work. It s also arguably not very interesting
to look at.

- Loren

You are correct it isn’t very interesting to look at. I saw the color and thought it would be after it was smoothed up but it wasnt. The rough ash however really surprised me when I ran it over the joiner.

I think I will make some knobs out of the adler, none of the pieces I have are over 13 inches long.

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#9 posted 08-05-2017 10:11 PM



I think you all nailed it, not sure why I didn t think of ash for the whitish one.

Not sure these pieces of Adler are worth doing anything with other than burning.

How stable is adler? Never seen a piece before, I may use it for some jig pieces if its a stable wood.

- patcollins

Hmmm…alder huh?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 08-06-2017 12:15 PM

Those cabinets would look good in just about any wood.

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#11 posted 08-06-2017 05:00 PM



Those cabinets would look good in just about any wood.

- patcollins

Thank you, sir.

Don’t burn that wood.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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