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Forum topic by Matthewrbl posted 04-25-2009 02:12 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 47 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2009 02:12 AM

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

I do not like Pine that much.

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 02:14 AM

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

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 02:17 AM

My Favorite is Pine HAHA

My least Favorite is Pine.

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 03:47 AM

Oak and Babinga…no pine

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 03:54 AM

Favorite: Cherry

Least: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings)


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#5 posted 04-25-2009 03:56 AM

i also like babinga

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 03:56 AM

White oak and Walnut. I hate Fir

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 05:48 AM

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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#8 posted 04-25-2009 05:53 AM

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

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#9 posted 04-25-2009 05:56 AM

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

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#10 posted 04-25-2009 06:21 AM

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.

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 06:28 AM

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.

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#12 posted 04-25-2009 06:32 AM

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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#13 posted 04-25-2009 06:34 AM

Tiger Maple & Walnut for me.

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#14 posted 04-25-2009 06:39 AM

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.

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#15 posted 04-25-2009 07:00 AM

California black walnut and maple. Hate chinese plywood

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