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Forum topic by LikeWatch posted 468 days ago 469 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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468 days ago

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


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#1 posted 467 days ago

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

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#2 posted 467 days ago

+1 for poplar

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#3 posted 467 days ago

I vote Poplar.

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#4 posted 467 days ago

I am in the Poplar group too.

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#5 posted 466 days ago

I agree, Poplar all the way.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#6 posted 466 days ago

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

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#7 posted 466 days ago

I have some hornbeam very hard and heavy with similar figure

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#8 posted 466 days ago

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

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#9 posted 466 days ago

Poplar

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#10 posted 466 days ago

Cherry?

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#11 posted 466 days ago

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

Thanks for your help!

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#12 posted 465 days ago

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

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