Greenish colour wood what is it?

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10-29-2010 09:02 AM

Could this be Maple, Oak or what please?

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 11:04 AM

Kind of looks like poplar, but I’ve never seen knots like that in the poplar I’ve bought.

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 02:02 PM

Looking at the end grain photo’s, the wood fibres look porus, that leads me to think. Cedar !

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 02:12 PM

In Pa- greenish tint is poplar.

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 02:13 PM

I too would guess poplar.

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 02:18 PM

I would lean heavily toward poplar also.

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 05:27 PM

I would have to say poplar, if it was white cedar it would have that destinct cedar smell.

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 06:00 PM

I agree that the green tint is a definite poplar marker; however, the grain and the knots look like doug fir. The shape seems to be 2×4 further speaking to doug fir.

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 01:20 AM


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#9 posted 10-30-2010 01:51 AM

looks like poplar. I believe there is alot grown there.

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 04:49 AM

I agree it looks like poplar up to the last 2 pictures. Those look kind of like Canary wood.

How hard is it? Poplar is a fairly soft hard wood.

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 05:02 AM


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#12 posted 10-30-2010 05:30 AM

my vote is for poplar. it’s a relatively light weight wood compared to something like maple. You can easily tell the weight difference.

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#13 posted 10-30-2010 05:45 AM

poplar wins

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#14 posted 10-30-2010 06:18 AM

Well I guess it’s Poplar then, I wouldn’t have a clue because I don’t see tha wood often in Australia and the only reason I was asking because I’ve been recycling the USA wooden crates to make carving and extra from them n thank yoou all!!
However might have some other wood to find out what they are and Don its actually light weight and easy to shape, unti you hit the wood nots…

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#15 posted 10-30-2010 06:24 AM

If you got it from recylced crates there might be multiple speices in the same pile which would explain why the last couple of photos look so different. Poplar is very common and cheap in the USA so I’m sure it is often used for crates.

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