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  • #16887

    Hi,
    Currently I milling my lumber for tool chest, all rough stock, no power tools as usual. I’m using pine, and I have some concern about it. When I picked board all looks fine, as soon as I started planing I have some kind of Zebra wood, wood is not sticky, but I can smell it strong pine oil scent.Question is should I use this board or take another one? The stripes on both side of the board, rest of the stock which I already prepared is clear(I don’ want use paint). Thank you kindly for advice.
    Cheers Serhiy.

    Toronto, Canada

    #16892
    Steve Follis
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    I like it Serhiy, it has character.

    It looks similar to some Radiata Pine that I have used in the past. Home Depot sells it here in Memphis as their select quality pine. It is a bit soft, but it works easily.

    I would not hesitate to use it on my tool chest.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16904
    David Gill
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    Serhiy
    I am impressed that you are using rough sawn and planing it all by hand, I always start off buying planed up timber.
    Is it Yellow pine you are using ? I checked with my timber yard for the material for the tool box , I usually buy Red wood ( a type of Pine) off them but they did not have any boards wide enough for the 11 3/4″ wide board required for the tool box but he did have yellow pine boards that he could do at 11 3/4″ wide. Yellow pine was quite a bit more expensive than the Red wood but it had a lot less knots and defects.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #16907
    Scott
    Participant

    Serhiy-

    I was in the BORG yesterday and searched through their pine boards. I ran across a few boards that were very similar, with the brown area just like your pictures. It was not sticky per se, but I assumed it may be sap based on the slightly clammy feel and the smell.

    The pine boards they are now selling may have been cut in the spring – when the sap is rising. According to what I have read, the presence of sap is not preferable since it attracts bugs. Wood is best cut in the winter before the sap rises.

    I am not sure about any of this, but I was able to avoid those since I found several other clear boards.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #16908

    It is white pine David. Well dressed wood is little bet more expensive and I try to avoid surprises if I can.

    It has character Steve but only one board in the middle of the chest.. I don’t know. I still have hope it will change color to the original.

    Scott as you can see, when I pick that board (picture 01) it look as normal boar with no any spots like that, wood stay in my room for 3 weeks.

    Thanks for respond guys.

    Toronto, Canada

    #16911
    dborn
    Participant

    If I had to guess, it is a fungi of some sorts. I believe it’s called spalting. I have a couple pine boards that are discolored like your board. structurally, I think they are no different than other pine boards, but obviously cosmeticallydifferent. Some like it, some don’t. The boards I have, I glued up into a panel. If you were use the boards and decided that the sap was ruining to the surface, you can clean the surface with denatured alcohol first and then apply the glue.

    #16915
    Mihai
    Participant

    Hi,
    If spalting is all you have on the pine (wonderfull !) – than you surely can proceed further; But I’would carefully watch for some rotten areas , b’cause I think in (old) pine , spalting might come with rotting , -bad news
    good luck with your tool chest !

    #16917
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    What you seem to have is only a heavier area of resin I think. It can also be a mineral deposit. Nothing to worry about and i also don’t think this is spalting. The wood looks like Eastern White pine but I could be wrong. Anyway, nothing to worry about there. Carry on!

    #16918

    Thanks a lot Paul))You are right this is White Pine.Thank you kindly for all responses. I’m in my way))

    Toronto, Canada

    #16920
    Timothy Corcoran
    Participant

    🙂 awesome.

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