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Question Of The Week... (2021 week 8)

Nature Man

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Ebony and Ringed Gidgee would suit me just fine. The remaining wood species I could still obtain in limited quantities, which would suit me just fine! Chuck
 

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Just two? Man, that's a tough choice and it depends on what the project realm is.

If looking at building furniture:

Lately I've really been digging Ash. Built my workbench out of it. Going to be building some living room furniture out of it. I've also got the go ahead from my wife to buy some at some point to hoard/set aside for future use, since ash lumber will eventually be hard to find, with the emerald ash borer wreaking havoc. Cherry would probably be my other one - timeless, nice looking wood. Then there's maple and its so many faces and colors.

If looking at the kind of stuff you'd use more for smaller projects:

Desert Ironwood is a favorite of mine. As is Yellow Cedar Burl. And Thuya Burl. And Boxelder Burl (especially flamed). And Spalted Maple (especially with curls or burl). And...

Yeah, forget this whole "only two species of wood" thing! :sarcastic: :treehugger:
 

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Walnut is structural and rot resistant... :lol2:
Hello, Local Lumberyard? Yeah, I'm redoing my deck. Can you send me 18 2"X8"X12ft and 14 2"X8"X16ft walnut joists please? Oh, and I need two 4"X6"X20ft walnut beams too. No twists. A little curve won't hurt, I can straighten them as I stick them to the beams. Hello? Hello? Damn, they hung up.
 

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Hello, Local Lumberyard? Yeah, I'm redoing my deck. Can you send me 18 2"X8"X12ft and 14 2"X8"X16ft walnut joists please? Oh, and I need two 4"X6"X20ft walnut beams too. No twists. A little curve won't hurt, I can straighten them as I stick them to the beams. Hello? Hello? Damn, they hung up.
I was gonna build on the "unlimited supply" model... I mean if we are wishing we may as well wish for a pond full!
 

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Ah right, I'm gettin some wood oh wait, I just read the first sentence and it's a question. Darn, ok how about
hardwoods and exotics... that should pretty much cover everything I would need.
Seriously, I would like Cocobolo and Lignum V.
 
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