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Forum topic by Krafter posted 12-07-2017 03:20 AM 804 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2017 03:20 AM

I found this wood and planed it.awsome grain. It is also very light weigh. If any of you can tell what it is , I would appreciate it.

-- Krafter

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 05:17 AM

I guarantee The Fridge will tell you it’s Alder. If I were a betting man I’d even put money on it and win!

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 02:02 PM

Thanks BurlyBob. Have a great day.

-- Krafter

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 02:05 PM

Yes. It’s alder. I am an expert.

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 02:13 PM

Ive never worked with alder but that sure is pretty lumber

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 02:39 PM

A good closeup shot of the end grain will usually help the experts around here with identification.

I always agree with TheFridge simply because he’s tight with Mike Ditka. Gotta respect that!

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 06:04 PM

Just keep in mind that TheFridge is spreading confusion and keeping alive the most stale joke on the internet.

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 06:11 PM

Well, alder here in the North West where it is abundant doesn’t look like that. It seldom has that much pattern and is often used in cabinet face frames as an inexpensive replacement for cherry. It is relatively soft, with little grain pattern, and easy to work.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-07-2017 09:19 PM

Was I right or was I right? The Fridge is the alder expert hereabouts. Hands Down.

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#9 posted 12-07-2017 09:24 PM

It looks chestnut-y to me. Kinda.

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