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Forum topic by patcollins posted 08-22-2013 01:07 AM 871 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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patcollins

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08-22-2013 01:07 AM

Lowes has some wood listed as “Top Choice White Wood” that is a redish/brown color. I am thinking that it is douglas fir but wanted to get someone elses take on it.


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#1 posted 08-22-2013 01:11 AM

I would say that is Doug fir. Kind of pink in my description.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 01:22 AM

A picture would help. Color can run from pinkish to redish brown, with very pronounced grow rings on the end grain.

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 01:33 AM

It is kind pinkish/redish/brownish sort of the color of my bathroom from the 70’s in my house.

Would it feel any heavier than other lumber?

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 01:48 AM

I hate it when big box stores can’t even tell you what the wood is. They might as well label their dark furniture specials as ‘espresso wood’. Rant over.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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