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Forum topic by woodbench posted 12-13-2014 05:30 PM 660 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodbench

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12-13-2014 05:30 PM

So I recently scored on some nice 3.5 X 5.5 rough pcs that were used to palletize cell tower sections. I have 12 pcs approx. 48” long and three pcs approx. 72” long. My plan is to use them for the legs and stretchers on a new bench, back in the summer I acquired a 30” wide 3-1/2 thick 84” long hard maple top. Im thinking the wood is either yellow poplar or one of the “soft” maple varities. Can anyone help me ID and will it be ok for a workbench base?

-- Lloyd


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Andre

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 05:39 PM

Not a great picture, can you post something a with some more detail/focus?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 06:41 PM

-- Lloyd

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Bill White

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 07:49 PM

Can’t imagine why they wouldn’t work. Don’t know what wood it is, but leg stock should not be a prob.
Bill

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Andre

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 07:59 PM

I do believe that is Maple, make a great base. I assume it’s got some weight to it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-14-2014 01:52 AM

I am going with yellow poplar. It is diffuse porous for sure, so it could be yellow poplar, cottonwood, etc.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 03:20 AM

+1 to what Danny said. Looks really similar to reclaimed poplar 4×4s I have.

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