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Forum topic by efsavage posted 06-24-2011 04:53 PM 1072 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2011 04:53 PM

I’ve got a camp that I’d like to add some simple built-in shelves to, but I want to try and find the same wood that it’s made out of so they blend in better. It’s in southern Maine and is about 50 years old, if that’s a clue.

I’m guessing it’s something native to the region, perhaps a Red Pine, Hemlock or Larch?

200 East Shore Drive

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 07:15 PM

tough to say without some fresh cut end grain shots. certainly looks like pine though. great lookin camp youve got there …. i love listening to the loons in the morning up in maine

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 09:29 PM

Looks like pine to me. If it is pine you should be able to smell it. Pine IMO has such a distinct smell that it would be easy to ID if smelled. Run a piece of sand paper over a tiny spot and take a sniff.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 10:00 PM

A third vote for pine. The smell is the key. To get a really good whiff, drill a good size hole in an inconspicuous place.

Determining that it is pine may not be enough because there are several variations of pine.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 10:32 PM

i’m not from your part of the world but it looks like pine to me as well

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 11:05 PM

Knotty Pine?

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