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Petey83

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Picked up a big chunky board of this for £20at the excellent hardwood offcut shop on Brentwood today. I've made it a habit to try and buy something new to me each time I go there.

What's it like to work with and finish?
 

Doug71

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Can be soft/brittle, the dust is awful and it leaches out a yellow/green stain that can discolour finishes.

That's the negatives out of the way :|
 

Petey83

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The bit I've got looks pretty old, was stashed in a corner so hopefully any leaving will be minimal. It looks to have a really interesting grain to it
 

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Some people regard it as a kind of poor man's oak. Plain grain usually. When it gets wet it stains everything yellow and is very annoying. End grain reminds me of bamboo.
 
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