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Forum topic by Karda posted 09-27-2020 05:45 PM 684 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2020 05:45 PM

In the lowes description on framing materials they refer to white wood, what is that pine or other

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 06:51 PM

It usually refers to the true firs, not Douglas, and spruce, and sometimes hemlock.

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 06:53 PM

And, it’s whatever was cheapest at the time. (for HD to buy, not always for us to buy…)

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#3 posted 09-27-2020 07:24 PM

White wood is the lumber equivalent of the generic white can “BEER” you find in the bulk stores. About the only thing you can be sure of is that it is a softwood (coniferous), beyond that you’re on your own.

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#4 posted 09-27-2020 08:18 PM

Yep, the cheapest pine or fir or other softwood they can find in that region at that time.

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#5 posted 09-27-2020 08:32 PM

ok thanks

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#6 posted 09-27-2020 11:16 PM

This is where it comes from. LOL

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 12:04 AM

My understanding is a type of spruce, usually from Canada.

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 12:14 AM

A euphemism.

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#9 posted 09-28-2020 01:04 AM

in other words it mystery wood, I have used plenty of it it has its place

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 10:47 AM

“Species may vary among spruce, pine and fir.”

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#11 posted 09-28-2020 05:22 PM

Aw c’mon now. Isn’t anyone going to say it??? It’s ALDER. :-)

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#12 posted 09-28-2020 05:33 PM

what is that

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#13 posted 09-28-2020 05:45 PM

SPF (spruce, pine, fir).

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#14 posted 09-28-2020 05:51 PM

no I mean what is alder

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#15 posted 09-29-2020 11:26 AM

no I mean what is alder

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