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NEED HELP FIGURING OUT WHAT SPECIES OF WOOD I HAVE

by SalvagedandCompany
posted 02-03-2018 04:57 PM


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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 05:00 PM

I’ll bet you a beer “fridge” tells you it’s Alder!!!

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 05:38 PM

Hell yeah. Alder. 100%. Maple alder to be exact.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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SalvagedandCompany

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 05:53 PM

It looks like there are 2 different species. Maybe I took bad pictures. You think they are both alder?

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ArtMann

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 06:06 PM

Not necessarily. Fridge always says it is alder when someone asks for wood identification. It is a confusing and worn out attempt at humor. He should be ignored.

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cebfish

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 06:11 PM

Amen what ArtMan said

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caboxmaker

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 06:19 PM

I like alder. I’m with fridge…

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johnstoneb

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#7 posted 02-03-2018 06:34 PM

Maple

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Ripper70

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 07:00 PM

If you’re in South Jersey, it could be Toms River Alder. But I always get these wrong.

If not Alder, the light colored one looks like it could be Poplar.

Either way, free lumber is always my favorite!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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Tony_S

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 07:21 PM

They both look like Maple of some sort. Better pic’s (close ups) would help.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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01ntrain

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#10 posted 02-03-2018 07:29 PM

One on the left….Cherry. One on the right…..Maple.

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Alex Lane

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 07:37 PM

Not that this helps any, but I like making a note in my lumber stash just so that if I kick the bucket someone will know what goodies I left behind for them :-D

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 02-03-2018 08:24 PM

Alder

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#13 posted 02-04-2018 01:05 AM

Maple

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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TheFridge

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#14 posted 02-04-2018 06:18 AM

Give some credits guys. I said maple alder.

You know eventually even a blind squirrel finds a nut. The odds are good.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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WDHLT15

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#15 posted 02-04-2018 12:21 PM

It is maple, likely red maple.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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SalvagedandCompany

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#16 posted 02-05-2018 02:08 PM

Okay, so I took better pictures 01ntrain. The first two are the face grain and end grain of the lighter boards and the next two are the face and end of the reddish boards.

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