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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a home built in 1868 and we have uncovered old poplar floors. A part of the home was a newer edition and we are have kiln dried poplar installed on the newer floors. I am aging it with apple cider vinegar w/ 0000 steel wool. It is darkening it nicely. What should I seal the old and...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All. I'm making a tennis racquet from wood and carbon fiber. I ordered some specialty thickness 16th inch veneers, raw cut at full log length. I assumed the Douglas Fir was going to be 10 to 15% heavier based on listings from the Forest Products Laboratory for weights per square foot...
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    Hello All. I'm making a tennis racquet from wood and carbon fiber. I ordered some specialty thickness 16th inch veneers, raw cut at full log length. I assumed the Douglas Fir was going to be 10 to 15% heavier based on listings from the Forest Products Laboratory for weights per square foot, and...
  4. Forestry & Milling
    We had our poplar trees milled into 1x6 and 1x8 boards to originally lay in place of osb/plywood. We have now changed our mind and decided to lay this as our actual flooring instead of subflooring. We really have no woodworking experience. So..........how do we proceed from here?? We like the...
  5. Wood Finishing
    Hi all, I know poplar is prone to blotching when you apply stain to it, but I am wondering if the edge grain of poplar will take stain with out blotching. I ask because I built a table top out of poplar by gluing the faces of several boards together and using the edge grain as the top surface...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I built an equipment cart to house a large piece of electronic test equipment. I built it using 2x2's poplar and 3/4" birch-covered plywood. It weighs a ton but generally gets the job done. I built 2x2 frames for each side, and then connected the frames together with (3) shelves, and the shelves...
  7. Design & Plans
    First of all i'm new to the forum and wanted to say hello. But, my question is... I am in the process of building a simple crib. It will be painted, so grain and look of the wood is not an issue. I was wondering if using poplar to keep cost of wood down is a reasonable choice?
  8. Project Showcase
    I just finished two “biscuit tables” for the family room. Called such, due to all joinery being biscuit joinery. I know… not everyone’s favorite, but what I chose. The tables are solid poplar with bread-board tops, and ‘mission oak’ stain with several coats of lacquer.
  9. Wood Finishing
    I've worked mostly with pine or oak in the past and a tiny bit of maple. Poplar is a whole new look and technique from what I've been reading. I've got a bookcase from (we think) 1940-50 It appears to be predominantly heartwood and the grain is almost black, rather than the lighter browns and...
  10. Wood Finishing
    Hi all! I'm a novice working on a bookshelf made of poplar and I'm getting ready to finish it. I have been searching far and wide for the best finishing technique for this notoriously blotchy wood. At this point, I'd like to stain it (not paint it). I came across this excellent webpage where...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello I'm looking for information on bending wood what types of wood work? Can you bend whitewood or poplar?
  12. Project Showcase
    I haven't been around for a while because I was really busy trying to get my wife and my toy business going. I made few new toys and I'm constantly working on expanding the lines. Here is the new Mini Roller Series, starting with my bug next the racecar the bus and the monstertruck Also I...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've been looking for various types of lumber in CT. If any of you that are in CT know of sawmills that have reasonably priced lumber, please reply. I'm looking for about 300 bd ft of clear poplar (or clear pine), but am also interested in buying smaller quantities of other woods like cherry...
  14. Project Showcase
    This is the 5th one of these that I have made. Learned something each time. This is a solid ash lid (top and sides) and 3/4 ash LC plywood for the main body. The square corners are poplar. Yea I know, weird combination of wood... No hardware on the main body, just glue and a very tight press...
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