What kind of wood is this? My frame "fail" :(

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Forum topic by AngieO posted 08-05-2012 03:29 AM 1121 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2012 03:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood question frame

Well… I think I learn something new every time I make something. Today… make sure your piece of wood is long enough for the frame you are wanting to make. LOL! As I started my miter cuts for my frame I quickly realized that I didn’t have enough wood. But even before then I realized that my wood wasn’t completely flat.

I found this piece of wood at the ReStore today. Got it for .40 so I’m not too bummed about it being a total loss. But I’m curious about what kind of wood this is.

I actually was using this as a test run for this frame anyways.
At first I thought the dark line in the wood would be something I didn’t like. But after getting it done I really liked it. Too bad since I screwed it up.
Here are some pics anyways.

YIKES! You can see all my flaws. Maybe I should have went ahead and sanded it. LOL

Again… Lots of mistakes on this one. But I learned a lot. I will definitely try this profile again.

It’s kind of funny… I’m still pretty excited about this even though I didn’t actually get an end project.
Can’t wait to find out what kind of wood this is.

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 03:42 AM

It looks like tulip poplar to me…

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 04:20 AM

I like the profile. It’s hard to tell from the pics on what kind of wood it is, but from the color and the grain it looks to be a poplar or ash maybe…..

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#3 posted 08-05-2012 04:30 AM

Even I say its poplar ;-)

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 05:55 AM

Well, I don’t know if it’s poplar, but it sure seems to be popular! < GRIN >


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