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09-14-2018 11:29 AM

Hey all! New to the forum and fairly new to the hobby. A friend of mine gave me these boards. Anyone have any ideas on the species? Kind of looks like a pine but….kinda not..tunrns a little to red/amber for pine in my opinion.

thanks in advance!


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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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