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Forum topic by Tito98 posted 02-09-2018 01:28 AM 540 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2018 01:28 AM

Hey all, hoping someone can help me out. I am not very good at identifying wood and have some repurposed wood that was painted. I’ve stripped it down but have no idea what type it is. Feels pretty hard and heavy. Here are a few photos, thanks for any help!

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#1 posted 02-09-2018 01:35 AM

The left looks
Like Douglas Alder and the right looks like Alder Pine.

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#2 posted 02-09-2018 02:11 AM

Yeah, the Fridge’s “Douglas Alder” = Douglas Fir

Softwood, in the Spruce/Pine/Fir category. I think Douglas Fir is a good guess.

Looks like some crappy 2nd growth stuff that I like to avoid working with.

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#3 posted 02-09-2018 02:37 AM

both douglas fir. can have very wide-ranging differences in growth ring sizes.

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#4 posted 02-09-2018 02:47 AM

Ok, thanks all! Was hoping for something other than that answer, but I’m sure I will find something to use it on. Thanks again everyone!

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