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Forum topic by Chris Cook posted 845 days ago 702 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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845 days ago

I am thinking this is a type of maple, but I may be wrong. The close up shot on top is only darker because of the lighting, the wood is actually the color of the bottom picture

thank you

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""


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#1 posted 845 days ago

looks like maple to me.

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#2 posted 845 days ago

I would definitely say Maple, looks like sugar maple but the rings look thicker than Sugar Maple rings tend to be. I would still say some type of Maple.

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#3 posted 845 days ago

Sugar Maple, I think I’ve been looking at that same board all week.

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#4 posted 845 days ago

Maple.

Steve

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#5 posted 845 days ago

Thank you for the feedback everybody. I get a lot of pieces from a local wood supply and they look so similar sometimes that I can’t confirm what I am working with.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#6 posted 843 days ago

Definitely maple. You can separate the soft from the hard by examining the width of the medullary rays on the end-grain cross-section.

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