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10-24-2017 10:10 PM

Picked this up the other day from the reclaimed yard. For $1/linear foot I couldn’t pass it up.Seems to be some type of hardwood. A little naphtha applied in the first shot.

Thanks in advance.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 10-24-2017 10:29 PM

Looks like popler

-- Aj

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#2 posted 10-24-2017 10:36 PM

Poplar, almost certainly.

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#3 posted 10-24-2017 11:12 PM

Thank you.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 10-25-2017 12:09 AM

Alder. 100%.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 10-25-2017 12:19 AM

Alder is a poplar choice around here.:)

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#6 posted 10-25-2017 12:21 AM



Alder is a poplar choice around here.:)

- Aj2

Ditto. It’s alder poplar.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 10-25-2017 02:17 AM

Then that’s fittingly perfect since the neighborhood I live in is Alderwood, WA. Here alder grows like weeds everywhere. Pretty sure it’s considered a hardwood. Only grabbed one 12’ piece. Might grab a few more.

Experimenting with a transtint / shellac mix for finishing.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#8 posted 10-25-2017 02:36 AM

What!? You live in the capital of the king of wood!

Pretty much if it has leaves it’s a hardwood. Pretty much.

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#9 posted 10-25-2017 02:49 AM

It does look like Poplar to me. You can use this Minwax product to fix it and make it right. I really think you should.

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WDHLT15

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#10 posted 10-25-2017 12:02 PM

Definitely yellow poplar.

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#11 posted 10-25-2017 04:44 PM

OK. So, is there any real difference between yellow poplar and alder as far as how it should be handled??

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#12 posted 10-25-2017 05:27 PM


Alder. 100%.

- TheFridge

eastern yellow alder, to be precise.

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#13 posted 10-25-2017 07:36 PM



OK. So, is there any real difference between yellow poplar and alder as far as how it should be handled??

- Andybb

Yellow Poplar should only be used to make stickers for the proper drying of your Alder wood pile.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#14 posted 10-25-2017 07:44 PM

Poplar, no doubt. Tulip poplar specifically, which is ironically not a true poplar.

Hardwood and softwood is determined only by whether the tree is deciduous or coniferous. Balsa is as soft as butter but it’s still a hardwood because it’s a deciduous tree. SYP is fairly hard for a softwood but it’s still a softwood because it’s a coniferous tree.

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#15 posted 10-25-2017 08:11 PM


OK. So, is there any real difference between yellow poplar and alder as far as how it should be handled??

- Andybb

Yellow Poplar should only be used to make stickers for the proper drying of your Alder wood pile.

- Ripper70

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