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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 01-23-2013 03:54 AM 611 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2013 03:54 AM

I’ve got a small Magnolia tree that has to come down to make room for a carport. The trunk is about 24” in diameter and 20ft tall. I’ve never heard of anyone making anything with Magnolia wood. I hate to waste any wood so I’m wondering…...

-- Ken


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#1 posted 01-23-2013 04:34 AM

You got me curious so I searched Bing images and came across a website with a few Magnolia bowls. Nice looking wood.

http://www.rickswoodart.com/bowls_and_other_hollowed_forms

I searched for Magnolia Wood then selected Images.

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 06:51 AM

It looks alot like poplar, the basic same color hues, the grain is a little different though not much, and I once helped build some live edge tables out of one, had alot of post hole beetle holes to fill, but they came out looking ok. Point is you can work this wood.

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 01:41 PM

Yellow Poplar is in the Magnolia family. Magnolia wood is very similar to yellow poplar.

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 01:48 PM

I think I dated her once….....
Let us know how it works out

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 04:56 PM

Thank you all. Seems like it would be worth the effort and time to put it to good use

-- Ken

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