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Forum topic by Manitario posted 02-14-2013 05:06 AM 1323 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2013 05:06 AM

I use wood scraps from my shop in my wood stove. I sometimes have a unique mix of scraps that end up in the fire. It makes me curious what species of wood we all have in our shops at any one time. Here’s what is currently in my shop:
Walnut, Oak, Maple, Cedar, Poplar, Pine, Cherry, Bloodwood, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, African Blackwood, Chestnut, Elm, Ash, Hickory.

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 05:15 AM

Right now: Purpleheart, jarrah, white oak, cherry, pine, poplar, ash, hickory, aromatic cedar, ipe, beech, and hemlock. Lots of scraps and shorts. Previous occupants have been african mahogany, zebrawood, lace wood, maple, and red oak.

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 05:18 AM

Off the top of my head: Doug fir, pine, red cedar, Tennessee cedar, oak, maple, walnut, birch, purpleheart, teak, cherry, myrtlewood, mahogany and some Asian pallet wood about which I haven’t a clue.

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 05:41 AM

Douglas Fir
Red Oak
White Oak

(Just some small pieces of those last 3)

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 05:45 AM

Red oak, alder, pine, cherry, mahogany, hickory, teak, myrtlewood, ironwood

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 05:53 AM

Black Walnut, White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Poplar, Pine, Cherry, Ash, Cypress, Dark African Mahogany, Fir, Padauk, Douglas Fir, Red Western Cedar, Ipe, Meranti, and a small amount reclaimed Redwood.


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#6 posted 02-14-2013 05:59 AM

walnut, maple, red oak, white oak, cherry, koa, mango, narra, monkeypod, cuban mahogany, pheasantwood, pine, red cedar, sapele, wenge

I think that’s it.

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 06:49 AM

I couldn’t possibly list them all off the top of my head. I would estimate I have no less that 60 to 70 different species in my shop right now. Everything from alder to ziricote and almost everything you can think of in between.

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 06:55 AM

Lots of western maple (plain, figured, and roasted). Cherry, birch, alder, white oak, hard maple, walnut, doug fir, spanish cedar, and a few odds and ends of exotics… wenge, zebra wood, and lacewood.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 08:14 AM

At the moment… I only have;

Rimu (have a ton of it now)
And I think I have some mahogany somewhere…

PLY, MDF lol

But I am running low on storage at the moment and need a good clean out.

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 09:56 AM

I was just looking up mango wood. Where do you get it? And has anyone noticed that purpleheart smells like moldy cheese when you cut it?

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 10:38 AM

Black Walnut
Curly Maple
Hard Maple
Flame Birdseye Maple

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 10:47 AM

Alder, Western Maple, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Cork Oak, Pine, Doug Fir, Sycamore, Elm, Ash, Black [English] Walnut, Claro Walnut, Carob, Poplar, Cherry, Orange Osage, Brazilian Cherry, Olive, Mahogany, Mesquite, Manzanita, Madrone, Citrus, Red Gum Eucalyptus, Myrtle, & Juniper. I have several others, but am just not able to remember them all.
I also have the following ply: Ash, Maple, Cherry, Oak, Mahogany, & Fir

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 10:53 AM

Ash, Oak, Cherry,Rock Maple, Silver Maple, Red Maple, Butternut ,hickory,Tammerack, Basswood, Balm-of-Gilead, popular,pine, apple, hop hornbeam, Spruce, fir, white cedar. May also have a few pieces of rosewood that a old hippy gave me said he used to make pipes from them wonder what he smoked LOL

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 12:46 PM

Ash , Cherry , Jattoba, pine , red oak, poplar, cedar, spallted maple ect. I wish I had more but I could never throw it into the fire! Don’t you think of it like money throw some of that in the fire place. hahaha

-- Coach Mancuso

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 12:56 PM

White Oak (lots of it), cherry, black walnut, red cedar, maple,and poplar. I’m sure there is probably more, I’m currently moving shop and 1’m sure I couldn’t find it.

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