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07-22-2012 11:48 AM

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Hello LJ folks

I just received a request to build a young mans valet box shaped like a dump truck after seeing the fire truck box I built she wants the dump truck to look the same colors as Caterpillar machinery the box I have no problem with building it’s the wood choice, so I’m thinking yellow and black, I’d like to keep it all natural without dye if possible and already know Walnut would work well for the black just not sure about the yellow, yellow pine comes to mind but a bit on the cheap side, was hoping for something of a higher grade, any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Randy

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 11:50 AM

Yellow Heart or maybe Ash

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 11:56 AM

Yellowheart, Or Popular(just not the sapwood, which is green)

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 12:01 PM

Another vote fer Yellow Heart. Maybe die some Maple or Ash. I haven’t done any die experimenting….. yet, but plan to one o these days

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 12:07 PM

Never thought of popular, thats readily available at almost any lumber store, I like how the yellow heart looks, I believe it’s the closest to what I’m looking for, I’ll check my two local lumber suppliers and see if I can get Yellow heart.

thanks a bunch Monte and Alex.

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 12:08 PM

Yeah Roger dying Maple had crossed my mind too.

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 12:09 PM

Boxelder is a white wood but has a yellow tint when blo is applied…..

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 12:09 PM

I’ll be heading to my local woodcraft next week and will pick up some die, that darn stuf ain’t cheap either.

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 12:09 PM

Bois d’arc is yellow too- though all these woods will darken with time and exposure. In my book I use dye on the Man in the Moon Box and use yellowheart on the Flower Box. Either way works, just use a good hard wood so it will not dent and will look good for many years.

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 12:12 PM

Ya know actually maple can be turned to an amber which is close to yellow if the right finish is applied to it, just can’t remember which finishes do that?

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 12:21 PM

Most any oil-based finish will ‘amber’ light woods. I like the effect.

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 12:36 PM

Mulberry!!!!!!!!!!! Very yellow!................Jim

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#12 posted 07-22-2012 12:37 PM

Ok here’s my plan going down the line, first choice will be the Yellow heart, then I’ll just wing if from there depending on my decision who knows I just might do what Donna suggest and die the wood, after going out to the shop and wiping the dust off the book I looked at your box donna that looks nice too. :)

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#13 posted 07-22-2012 12:39 PM

Thanks Jim, yes I just took a peek at it.

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#14 posted 07-22-2012 12:46 PM

LOL, how about Cheap pine and YELLOW PAINT?

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#15 posted 07-22-2012 01:05 PM

Alex you need to re read my thread. :)

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