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Forum topic by LikeWatch posted 04-14-2013 08:03 AM 734 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2013 08:03 AM

We think it might be maple, but aren’t sure. It’s tight grain, heavy.

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 12:12 PM

Take a close up of a clean slice of the end grain. Looks like yellow poplar.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 12:47 PM

+1 for poplar

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 09:54 PM

I vote Poplar.

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 09:56 PM

I am in the Poplar group too.

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 04:42 PM

I agree, Poplar all the way.

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 05:58 PM

I’m tending toward poplar too. Is it soft?

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 07:27 PM

I have some hornbeam very hard and heavy with similar figure

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#8 posted 04-15-2013 08:51 PM

Poplar seems to be popular!! Looks like this to me too.

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#9 posted 04-15-2013 09:03 PM


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#10 posted 04-15-2013 09:07 PM


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#11 posted 04-15-2013 09:09 PM

Hornbeam is interesting. It’s a lot heavier than a comparable poplar board.

Thanks for your help!

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#12 posted 04-17-2013 01:44 AM

poplar…however I just got some un-seasoned south texas Pecan that looks close…

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