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Forum topic by Hmlee posted 02-18-2013 08:14 AM 1059 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2013 08:14 AM

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Hi all. I’ve been getting into wood and metal working over the last few months. For a long while I was building projects out of reclaimed wood without much regard to the actual type of wood that I was using. Now I’m expanding out to projects that require me to be a bit more specific in wood selection. The problem is, I know very little about what different types of wood look like.

This especially comes into play when I’m not planning on staining a wood (say because I’m making something that will be used with food). Is anyone aware of a resource out there where I could see what various types of wood look like… whether just cut or oiled/finished? I want to learn but I don’t know where to start!

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 11:26 AM

Two of the best sites on the interweb.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 12:20 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Tony has you pointed in the right direction to answer your needs.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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