On 6/11/2014 7:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Depending on the particular pieces, can probably get a reasonable color
matching with some trial and error. Red oak can have a great deal of
variability in color; I've got some that is very red and other that is,
as Leon says, as light or lighter than some white oak in shade.
The grain, however, is noticeably different...
There is a lot on the market right now because if you cut it before
it is dead the wood is still good, even if infected. Lots of places
are basically "clear cutting" ash ahead of the onslaught, trying to
stop the advance of the beatle.
Here they just ship it south, where the beatle has already hit. Can't
even ship firewood north from here, but south is no problem because
basically all the ash south of here is already dead or infected.
Around here in upstate NY the Emerald Ash Borer is the problem... NYC DEP is
going to take down 4,000 trees near one of their upstate reservoirs, about
half of them ash.
There are distance restrictions for trucking to mills. Firewood is
restricted also. Some of the firewood dealers are looking to put in kilns to
dry the wood and kill all the insects so that they can service a wider area.
NYS DEC Forest Rangers are doing "firewood stings" at campgrounds looking
for wood that is outside of the regulations.
And then try and explain to a client why a color under fluorescents
looks different than in natural light...
Hint: Explaining refraction and reflection of certain wavelengths of
light by different pigments is NOT helpful.
³Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness
sobered, but stupid lasts forever.² -- Aristophanes
Oh that is simple. Just tell them that natural light has all colors that we
can see. Artificial lighting does not. If a color from a particular light
source is not present the wood or pigment cannot reflect it. Then you can
go into the colors that are absorbed and not reflected by the wood. :-)
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