what type of wood is this??

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Forum topic by BigBard posted 03-21-2009 05:51 AM 1192 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2009 05:51 AM

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I found a lot of this wood in a dumpster and I am very curious to know if i have some expensive wood. I gonna use it on something regardless, but it will be nice to know what type is…

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 08:54 AM

The fourth piece from the left looks like poplar, but other than that, I don’t know. What I do know is it looks good and I’m looking forward to see what you make from this.

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 10:51 PM

I’m going to say hemlock. I got a bunch of wood from someone that gets his AC units in protective frames and made some frames etc out of it. When I stained it, it looked a lot like this especially the 4th board from the left with that dark streak. The pieces I got were the size of 3×2’s. It worked well and took up stain nicely. Hope I was helpful.

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 11:26 PM

thanks, I gonna research Hemlock.

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 05:30 AM

after doing some research I believe its a wood called goncalo alves, I would be hard pressed if someone said otherwise. Check these links and see what you think. I have a piece that looks just like this.

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 09:29 AM

It looks too nice for hemlock. Is it a hardwood?

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 12:49 PM

red gum ( sweet gum), maybe?

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