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Forum topic by Kenst328 posted 07-14-2019 03:42 AM 630 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kenst328

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07-14-2019 03:42 AM

New to the forums and relatively new woodworker. I was wondering if this is red cedar? That’s what it was sold to me as. Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 07-14-2019 03:58 AM

Could be Western Red Cedar. Does it have a particularly strong aroma?

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#2 posted 07-14-2019 08:39 AM

Please, no more alder jokes,,, please ,,,,,

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#3 posted 07-14-2019 09:40 AM

Crappy picture, but it looks like Chestnut. It definitely isn’t Cedar of any description.
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/chestnut.htm

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#4 posted 07-14-2019 11:14 AM

i agree w Tony top board looks like Chestnut.

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#5 posted 07-24-2019 11:47 AM

I also agree with Mr. Tony.

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#6 posted 07-24-2019 03:58 PM



I also agree with Mr. Tony.

- WDHLT15


+1 does not look like cedar.

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#7 posted 07-24-2019 04:00 PM



Please, no more alder jokes,,, please ,,,,,

- anthm27


cmon anth what’s wrong with alder?
i think it’s the official wood of lj’s-lol.

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CaptainKlutz

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#8 posted 07-24-2019 08:59 PM

+1 Western red cedar, or chestnut, or ?
Need end grain to verify.

https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/cedar-confusion/

Best Luck.

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#9 posted 07-24-2019 10:03 PM

I’ve never seen western red cedar with bug holes in it. Looks more like chestnut.Cedar has a strong not unpleasant aroma. Where did you buy it?

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#10 posted 07-24-2019 10:05 PM

I can’t say what it is, but I can say it is not western red cedar.

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#11 posted 07-24-2019 10:26 PM

I think it’s time to reject questions about wood species based on fuzzy photos. All we get is vague opinions and jokes. If the OP really wants to know the species, he (or she) should go to authoritative sources.

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pottz

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#12 posted 07-24-2019 10:41 PM



I think it s time to reject questions about wood species based on fuzzy photos. All we get is vague opinions and jokes. If the OP really wants to know the species, he (or she) should go to authoritative sources.

- Phil32

i agree phil all it does is make the op even more confused.

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#13 posted 07-24-2019 11:56 PM

Does it smell like a #2 pencil when you cut it? What are the dimensions of the boards and how much do they weigh? The photo doesn’t look like any Cedar that I’ve seen to date. Sorry.

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