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It ain't like it used to be - wood
In Response To: Re: USFS Wood difiance *PIC* ()

I used to be able to get redwood locally in CT. I did one stripper out of it.I used to get Mahogany locally. Wealthy people actually used it for decks. People still use clear cedar under gutters, even with the availability of synthetics - what a waste.

As a guitar maker ... no more Brazilian Rosewood. The major instrument makers knew it was coming and grabbed up all kinds of wood even before harvested. Many like Gibson have huge logs stored. Sitka spruce is like gold. And with the potato heads in our coming will only get worse. I don't mean to be the bad news bear but we now have learned how precious our trees are (at least some of us).

I scavenge thrown away furniture for good cabinet grade wood. Not long ago, I acquired a solid mahogany child's bed.