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Forum topic by rtbrmb posted 11-11-2011 05:45 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2011 05:45 PM

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I have been viewing Lumberjocks for over a year, what a great website !

I acquired a piece of hardwood 1” X 6” X 36” & have tagged it for a project. I am very much a weekend warrior to this hobby & need help identifying the wood type that I have. I have attached a few pictures, any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 06:00 PM

Butternut, would be my first guess, but I am not sure. Hopefully, you will get some solid info on here.

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 04:57 AM

It does look like butternut. Is the wood soft to the point that you can make a small dent in it with a fingernail?

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 05:51 AM

WDHLT15 – yes the wood is soft enough to leave a small dent with my fingernail. It machines up a lot easier than walnut or maple-but it’s not a softwood.

Shane A – after your recommendation, I looked on-line for pictures of butternut & it certainly looks like it to me.

Thanks both for responding.

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 06:04 AM

Sure looks like Butternut to me.


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