|Forum topic by ZiggyZ||posted 05-26-2014 04:45 PM||1071 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-26-2014 04:45 PM
This weekend I visited my parents in SE Pennsylvania and, while there, I stopped by a local sawmill and purchased some kiln dried lumber. Now, I am certainly not very good at identifying wood species by any means outside of the common domestic walnut, cherry, pine, oaks, and maples.
So, I purchased about 100BF of what I thought was rough cut, kiln dried, soft maple. I got back to Virginia and today I ran a board through my planer just to “skip plane” as I was somewhat suspicious if the wood really was soft maple. I figured it had been sitting outside a little while but, it planed up like nothing I am familiar with.
Does anyone here have any idea what wood this really is…I find it hard to believe it is from the maple realm but, please, help me out. I think I was duped! Especially when I had pulled a bunch of boards previous to these and, thinking it was poplar, stopped pulling and asked the owner. Indeed, that was poplar and he said these boards were all S. Maple. Having a little buyers remorse right now! Hope someone can shed some light.