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TopamaxSurvivor

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05-27-2012 04:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: naturally green colored wood

Does any one know of a naturally green colored wood?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 04:14 PM

Some poplar looks quite greenish.

Sheila ;)

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 04:16 PM

Sheila beat me to it ;)

Intarsia artists use poplar for green and some other hard-to-find colors as well since it can have a lot of variety.

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 04:23 PM

Hey Bob
Like the others have said tulip Poplar starts off green or you could use some dye to get the color your want.

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 04:31 PM

Some other suggestions here from 2+ years ago.

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 04:34 PM

Not just any poplar, you want to look for a Tulip Poplar. Big Orange sells plain white Poplar. Find a sawmill that has Tulip Poplar for sale. That is where you’ll find all kinds of colours, Black, Purple,Green, and a few others. Sometimes they all group together in one board. Plain Tulip starts out green, fades to a greenish brown over time.

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 04:35 PM

WoW!! You guys are good and fast! ;-) Thanks. I searched the site for green colored wood, but al that showed was green as in wet ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 04:36 PM

Lignum vitae looks a litle green to me

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 04:42 PM

Too bad there isn’t a green heart similar to purple heart ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 05-27-2012 04:50 PM

Too bad there isn’t a green heart similar to purple heart

Chlorocardium rodiei, aka Greenheart

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks KinckKnack, but I was thinking a green heart as green as purple heart’s purple ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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KnickKnack

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 05:12 PM

as green as purple heart’s purple
Alas, I’ve never seen purpleheart live, nor greenheart, come to think of it :-(

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 05:45 PM

Green dyes work well if you don’t need the color all the way through the wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 05-27-2012 05:47 PM

Heehee Jonathan.

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#14 posted 05-27-2012 05:50 PM

I have used waterbased green tinted stain on cottonwood and was very pleased with the results. I put it on lightly though. If you use it too heavy it just looks too unnatural to me.

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#15 posted 05-27-2012 08:12 PM

ive got some really nice poplar that is so greenish in color it almost looks black, its pretty old though..but ive got other that is more brownish is color, is works well as a secondary wood with walnut, ...but what are you using it for…and are you going to use the poplar or jonathans idea…lol….

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