Mineral streaks more common in Maple and especially soft Maple but sap marks in Cherry super common. Not the same animal.
That said, support for Maple and Birch now somewhat established by others comments IMHO but if the photo is true in color then the pink = Cherry.
While I still think it is maple and not to argue here but the cherry
that we get in Houston tends to be quite lite in color. I find that it
is so lite that is often difficult to tell from some of the maple unless
it is right next to the maple. If I stare at it for a while I can tell
that the local cherry is not maple but not at first glance.
For instance, this cherry looks a whole lot like maple.
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Same here. I have had cherry that is difficult to tell from maple even
side by side. And that is why I stepped back and gave some room...
I like Leon's test of the color of the burn, very true that they have
different burn colors. To me both burn too easily.. I alway push cherry
as fast as it will go to avoid burning. So just slow down let it burn
and determine the color.
I will attempt to sell most of it off once I finish a long term (remodel) project that has me buried right now. If you are in the SF Bay Area you are welcome to buy all you need. I'll prob announce it here once I get my act together.
Amazing. Is there a drop off in the demand for wood, in general? I
think Cherry is the nicest looking wood around, for furniture anyway.
I have noticed that furniture stores are only carrying very dark
(might just as well be painted black) "wood", these days. I suppose
it's the style. Maybe the same deal with Cherry?
I am told I suck all the time but not for reasons of envy.
Glad you are interested in the Mission kits. If you notice on my website I
say they will be available in late 2011 (I think). That is still the plan ;
I haven't had any time to concentrate on the kit business. The Pine kits we
re a big fail although my research showed that Mission\Craftsman\Arts and C
raft\Stickley anything would sell about 10x better than the cheapo pine stu
ff. I just didn't have the cash to invest in inventory (QS white oak and ma
ybe Cherry) (on speculation) for the (side) business.
I came across the Cherry and negotiated it for about $0.75 bf and it includ
ed 500 bf of 6/4 and 8/4 white oak beams all 10 ft and 12" wide min up to 1
5" wide. Actually negotiated for $1.00 bf but our estimate of the size of
the stacks was wrong and it was by about 25%. Intent was to put this wood i
nto the kit business but just haven't had the spare cash to speculate, buil
d the kits, run the advertising, etc.
It is still the dream and may do it once my real job kicks me out or I reti
re, etc. Maybe sooner than that but kind of on hold as life proceeds.
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Envy? Well, I suppose we both can't have the same stack of wood. ;-)
I am interested. Very. I've been watching for some time, now. Since
late 2011 was a possibility, anyway.
Yeah, I'm not interested in Pine, either. BTDTDLTR (didn't like the
results). If I'm going to go through that I want real furniture.
Since all of our good furniture us Cherry,...
If you do, please post a notice here. We're looking for exactly what
you're teasing us with. ;-)
I gotta find a good source of wood. I have a bunch of Ash but it's
not in good shape and eight or so 8' 8/4 Maple 2x10s (complete with
tap holes) that I don't know what I'm going to do with (that I've
moved four times now). Buying it from Woodcraft for furniture is just
stupid expensive. Might just as well buy Stickley.
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