Mineral Stained Poplar Short Box

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Project by ghost5 posted 03-13-2013 09:31 PM 2716 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a piece of poplar in the drying shed and when I milled it found the mineral stain. I cut this pieces to be bookmatched all the way around. Sides, top and body all from the same piece of wood. Top and bottom match then the sides match.

The color in the wood really doesn’t show well plus it has some nice quilting. Really pretty call and tuned up nicely.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 10:29 PM

I like poplar always have, some of it can have nice figure and wild color variations….nice job as usual on the call my friend

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 04:53 AM

I too love poplar, but I’m not sure what you mean by mineral stain. Can you enlighten me?

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 11:12 AM

Natalie some trees like poplar are pretty bland colored woods. Sometimes they will have areas in them that are darker or in the case of poplar can be blue, purple, brown to black from whatever is in the soil. This is called mineral stained. On the call above it is the darker areas the wood is normally just the lighter color along the top of the sides.

-- Tommy,

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