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Forum topic by wlojr posted 05-02-2012 01:22 AM 693 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2012 01:22 AM

Hi, I would like some help identifying this wood that I got this pallet wood from a piece of cnc equipment from Asia, the large piece the small one is sitting on is what it looks like rough, and the finished piece I used light brown stain, it feels denser than cedar, and lighter than oak. any info would be great






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#1 posted 05-02-2012 01:46 AM

Looks like maple to me.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 01:48 AM

Ill second it…Maple was my first thought also

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 01:49 AM

I agree also. Has all the character of Maple.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 01:52 AM

I agree that it looks like maple.

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 01:52 AM

Definitely maple.

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 02:08 AM

Thanks I Haven’t used maple before

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 04:17 AM

Birch… It’s more comon in asia than maple, it also has the yellow and purpleish pink hughes uncharacteristic of maple. Maple is a close guess, I often use birch to match maple when the customer can’t afford maple plywood.

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 04:56 AM

I might add most likely china birch at that.

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 10:15 AM

i just got some pallet wood last week that’s the same as yours. i’m thinking it’s birch. it looks somewhat like maple, but the smell wasn’t right.

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