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wood ID for a newbie

by rhood186
posted 09-14-2018 11:29 AM


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#1 posted 09-14-2018 12:17 PM

Some close up end grain photos would help.

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 12:39 PM

Agree with Scott on photos.
Is the wood “soft”... can you press with thumb nail & make a mark?
Without any more info, I’d guess & say cedar.

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#3 posted 09-14-2018 02:18 PM

Alder. Not joking this time.

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#4 posted 09-14-2018 02:31 PM

popular :<))

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#5 posted 09-14-2018 02:45 PM

Definitely not cedar. I install cedar privacy fences 3-4x a week and am pretty positive this isn’t cedar. As far as softness, it’s harder then pine/cedar but not as hard as the usual hardwoods. When sprayed with a thin coat of lacquer it turns the grain a reddish/orange that I havent really seen before. Have some experience with knotty alder and i can kind of see the resemblance.

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#6 posted 09-14-2018 02:52 PM



Alder. Not joking this time.

- Rich


yup!

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#7 posted 09-14-2018 03:51 PM

It looks a lot like alder.

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#8 posted 09-14-2018 04:50 PM



Alder. Not joking this time.

- Rich

This

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#9 posted 09-14-2018 09:04 PM

LOL. I’m glad we said not joking cuz that really is alder.

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#10 posted 09-14-2018 09:26 PM

Where’s Fridge? We finally have an alder post and he’s nowhere to be found.

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#11 posted 09-15-2018 07:02 AM

Judging by the Knot, It’s Alder.

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#12 posted 09-16-2018 03:13 AM

We all know it’s alder but I will confirm it. Being the expert and all.

It’s alder. 100%.

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#13 posted 09-17-2018 09:10 PM

I cannot believe that someone actually posted a stick of Alder and asked what species this is….

I can hardly stop laughing.
No disrespect to the OP, but sooner or later the guys that say every species is some sort of Alder would finally get one right.

Alder, 100%

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#14 posted 09-17-2018 09:17 PM

so that’s what alder looks like…

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#15 posted 09-17-2018 09:35 PM



I cannot believe that someone actually posted a stick of Alder and asked what species this is….

I can hardly stop laughing.
No disrespect to the OP, but sooner or later the guys that say every species is some sort of Alder would finally get one right.

Alder, 100%

- DS


Lol, they say “Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while” :)

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#16 posted 09-17-2018 09:40 PM

I just found a couple boards just like those. 13/16” thick and full of knots. Maybe I’ll make a saw handle or two out of them. I have to do something with them, I had to give $8 for the both of them. Be some expensive handles for sure.
Mike

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#17 posted 09-17-2018 11:30 PM



We all know it’s alder but I will confirm it. Being the expert and all.

It’s alder. 99%.

1% chance it’s Douglas fir.

- TheFridge

+1. Agreed. 99%

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#18 posted 09-17-2018 11:41 PM

Wow! Thank you all for the responses! I’m going to go along with mr DS and say that its alder. I wasnt going to even reply to my own thread but figure I better put the subject to rest before thirty more people respond saying the same three words “its alder dumbass”. Seriously tho.. thanks for the ID, next time I will know what I’m looking at!

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#19 posted 09-18-2018 12:32 AM

Has anyone mentioned that is alder?

No one is picking you rhood and the alder comments will probably keep coming for a while. It’s been a running joke on the site for a while that when anyone asks for a wood ID, Fridge jumps in with calling it alder, regardless of what it really is. Some people have had a lot of fun with it, so when you started this thread, it just fell right into the middle of the existing joke.

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