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Questions tagged [wood-species]

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Is there a reference for woods similar to exotics?

I support the idea behind the CITES treaty. However it seems that it took all the popular and desirable exotic woods and banned/regulated them to a point where normal schmoes can't afford to buy ...
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recognizing wood — good database [duplicate]

My wife bought some 3 cubic meters of wood from the construction site two streets away (unfortunately they had to fall a few trees). The sort was unknown, as she saw it first when it was already cut ...
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Identifying tree species

I was walking out on a trail near my house after a recent storm and found a tree that had been uprooted due to the storm. I plan on cutting up the tree to use it for some turnings but when looking at ...
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Kind of wood with deep brown streaks?

I was in the Field Museum a couple of weeks ago and at the end of the new China exhibit is the "Cyrus Tang" spirit stone display. The wood flooring was extremely interesting, being a blond wood with ...
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What is “White Wood”?

It used to be when I went to the lumber store the inexpensive soft wood was Pine. Now they call it "White Wood", what exactly is "White Wood", I don't recall ever hearing of a tree species by that ...
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How do I determine what type of wood a board/plank is made from?

I get wood from many places, including pallets. Often the wood will be of several varieties. By matching color and grain style, I can group similar types of recovered wood planks together. How do I ...