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Forum topic by Matthewrbl posted 1820 days ago 1204 views 0 times favorited 47 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matthewrbl

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1820 days ago

Personally, my favorite woods would be Black Walnut and Oak.

I do not like Pine that much.


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1820 days ago

My favorites would be cherry and maple. And my least favorite is pine.

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interpim

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#2 posted 1820 days ago

My Favorite is Pine HAHA

My least Favorite is Pine.

-- San Diego, CA

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Gary

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#3 posted 1820 days ago

Oak and Babinga…no pine

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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FEDSAWDAVE

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#4 posted 1820 days ago

Favorite: Cherry

Least: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings)

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Matthewrbl

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#5 posted 1820 days ago

i also like babinga

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 1820 days ago

White oak and Walnut. I hate Fir

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Brad_Nailor

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#7 posted 1820 days ago

My favs…maple, walnut, cherry, bubinga, purpleheart, yellowheart, mahogany, hickory, vertical grain fir, red oak, quarter sawn white oak, canary, redwood

My least favs….pine pine pine pine pine pine pine…oh and pine especially with a generous blotchy coating of dark stain to make it look like a better wood. The only time I would give pine any sort of props at all would be some nice knotty pine tounge and groove boards on the walls and/or ceilings of a timber frame house….thats it

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rosewood

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#8 posted 1820 days ago

My favs are rosewood and ebony, as its alot here and the figures,i dont like pine

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Francisco Luna

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#9 posted 1820 days ago

Favorite?....ha!...so many nice woods…..but I think I love Black Walnut.
Less Favorite?........MDF…..I hate it!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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GaryK

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#10 posted 1820 days ago

Swiss Pear is a fantastic wood but too expensive for me to use for furniture.

Mahogany is my wood of choice for furniture.

All exotics are nice.

The only pine or softwood I ever use is Southern Yellow Pine. (Except for special purposes)

I don’t like oak. Nothing personal, I just don’t like the coarse grain.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#11 posted 1820 days ago

I like Cherry, Maple – especially Ambrosia Maple for the rich colors. Walnut is a nice regal wood. I really don’t like softwoods, White Pine is not too bad because it doesn’t have the pitch like other pines.

I love a lot of veneers, but am especially fond of any figured and colorful woods. The uniqueness the better.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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interpim

1123 posts in 1959 days


#12 posted 1820 days ago

Pine really isn’t that bad… I guess you just have to take a few more steps to get a decent finish :)

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-- San Diego, CA

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1820 days ago

Tiger Maple & Walnut for me.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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JuniorJoiner

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#14 posted 1820 days ago

definitely yellow cedar, and pacific yew. for me they are local, rare, and behave well for my hand tools.
they also smell wonderful when worked.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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MedicKen

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#15 posted 1820 days ago

California black walnut and maple. Hate chinese plywood

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