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#1 posted 01-13-2018 06:41 PM

I don’t know why, but that really made me chuckle ^^^

I think he is correct, it is alder, which actually looks very similar to cherry, except for the bark. It is quite pleasant to work with and is the type of wood that is very easy to make look like other species of wood. It used to be the poor mans cherry, but surprisingly enough, it now costs more than cherry due to supply and demand. Seems to be a fad around my part of the world.

About the only way I know of to get rid of the bugs for sure, is heat. Slab it and cook it. Surely your wife won’t mind if you leave it in the oven for a week.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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