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Went down and bought some stock for the band saw boxes I'm going to build.

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Teak
Morado - really neat grain.
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Cherry
Maple

I've worked with Maple, and Walnut before, but I haven't worked with the others. Is there anything I should be aware of when working with these woods?

Got sticker shock when I went to pay... Teak is expensive it was half of th bill. These boxes better sell like hot cakes other wise I'm gonna be out a lot of $$$

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Yea.. a few large teak slabs, bought when I was a young buck and teak was plentiful and relatively inexpensive and today....

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I like working with cherry. Easy to cut and shape. No experience with the others.

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Yes, Teak is absurd $$$. Many people are sensitive to Morado but it is a spectacular wood. Enjoy them all.

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A couple of months ago I read on one of the WW forums of a contractor seeking pricing information on a project one of his clients wanted him to make. He wanted a 4'x8'x3" thick solid (all clear) teak cutting board (as large of pieces as possible, he'd pay a premium for it) for alongside his outdoor BBQ grill, one the contractor said he rarely used.

Such a rare and precious commodity and some a** wanted to show off to his friends (even though much of it would be hidden inside). The contractor asked "why solid, I can use another wood for the core and it will work just as well" and the a** said "Because I want it solid Teak."

Thinking about just how many beautiful things could have been made with all of that wood has stuck with me. People responded with 3x materials... I responded with "Tell 'em 10x materials and donate half of it to a replanting effort."

I haven't priced 100 bd ft of wide, clear, long teak but I'll wager that 5X that donated to the right place would get a bit of teak planted!

It still galls me!

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I think walnut is great to work with as is oak. Looking forward to working with maple, Cherry and several other species..

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Yes, Teak is absurd $$$. Many people are sensitive to Morado but it is a spectacular wood. Enjoy them all.
What do you mean sensitive to morado? I plan on using this to make jewerly boxes (Bandsaw boxes).

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Probably referring to allergenic reactions. I have a friend who is allergic to oak.
He loves it but can't touch it or he breaks out in HORRID looking hives and his throat swells shut if not treated fast enough.
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A couple of months ago I read on one of the WW forums of a contractor seeking pricing information on a project one of his clients wanted him to make. He wanted a 4'x8'x3" thick solid (all clear) teak cutting board (as large of pieces as possible, he'd pay a premium for it) for alongside his outdoor BBQ grill, one the contractor said he rarely used.

Such a rare and precious commodity and some a** wanted to show off to his friends (even though much of it would be hidden inside). The contractor asked "why solid, I can use another wood for the core and it will work just as well" and the a** said "Because I want it solid Teak."

Thinking about just how many beautiful things could have been made with all of that wood has stuck with me. People responded with 3x materials... I responded with "Tell 'em 10x materials and donate half of it to a replanting effort."

I haven't priced 100 bd ft of wide, clear, long teak but I'll wager that 5X that donated to the right place would get a bit of teak planted!

It still galls me!

I work with a guy that used to do only high end homes and was a finish carpenter. He was telling me a home he work on had a three garage doors of solid teak and a 30' x 40' deck with teak boards. This was a beach front house so the teak serves a purpose but is still very wasteful.
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