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Yet another "Yet another "identify this wood" thread" thread.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by dr_zaius, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. bubba105

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    My vote is Northern white cedar heartwood. The nearest domestic US wood grown that compares to balsa. This stuff is extremely light, dents very easily & does not hold screws very well (your bridge) make small pilot holes). It is very resistant to decay so it is used outside. I made a potting cabinet whose raised panel doors split lengthwise on the hinge stile after about 6 months. I made chips out of the boards I had left so the bride could use the cedar smell in the closets. Mine was 4/4, thicker may work well. Good luck.
     
  2. Greg M

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    It's obviously Christmas tree wood then. :lol:
     
  3. dr_zaius

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    Im not too worried about splitting. This piece came from a 2x6 (actual dimensions) beam that held two swings and a see saw/swing thingy. It had no warp and no checks, so straight I could have glued up the pieces without running them through the jointer (I did run them through anyway). I have quite a bit of scrap left over, I suppose I can use them to test how well screws will hold in the body. I'll post some pics of the progress soon.
     
  4. Keyser Soze

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    Douglas fir. That stuff is soft.
     
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