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Forum topic by BerBer5985 posted 01-09-2012 07:38 AM 913 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BerBer5985

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01-09-2012 07:38 AM

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I kept some pieces off the delivery truck that were essentially used as a pallet, without it being a pallet, more as a spacer to allow the pallet jack to get under. We received a delivery of hardwoodflooring from Canada and these were attached. I sliced them down to tonight to allow them to dry out as the moisture was still reading fairly high. I think it’s alder, but I’m not sure. It’s gorgeous though. Anyone know what it is?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com


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#1 posted 01-09-2012 07:52 AM

looks like it could be poplar

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 01:48 PM

hickory?

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 03:34 PM

I don’t think it’s poplar as the dust was really fine like poplar has. More of a musty smell which is why I thought alder. I don’t think hickory either. Hickory has more grain to it I think. I think it’s gonna be called mysterywood!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 03:37 PM

Poplar versus Hickory could be determined by weight. Poplar is noticeably lighter.

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

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 01:06 AM

It could be hickory! Who knows! Smells musty like hickory. Would canadiens use hickory for pallet material?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 06:54 AM

Probably aspen, coming from Canada.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 06:57 AM

It looks like there’s two different types of wood there. The four pieces on the left look like poplar. Not sure what the stuff on the right are.

-- -SmokingFrye

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 02:03 PM

Spme people call aspen “poplar” because it is in the Populus genus. People down South where I live have yellow poplar, a member of the Magnolia family. So “poplar” can be a confusing common name.

If the darker browner wood is a little dense and heavy, it is probably birch. If it is fairly soft and light, it is probably aspen.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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