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Hi,

I am looking to build a blanket trunk for my daughter but I can't seem to figure out what type of wood is in this picture. Does anyone know?

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Philip,

It appears to me, to be knotty pine.

Red Cedar would make for a beautiful blanket chest.

I’d dig a a finger nail into it, if it yields it’s pine, maybe. Looks like pine and still may not yield. Nice box joints though.

thank you.

Philip



Ken Darga said:

Philip,

It appears to me, to be knotty pine.

Red Cedar would make for a beautiful blanket chest.

It looks to be either knotty pine or possibly knotty alder. I built an arched top chest using knotty alder and the wood has similar appearances.  

Don

ps. Alder, although classified as a hard wood is also very soft and the fingernail test wouldn't help as it dents easily, like pine. 

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