News & Views: Aspen a Question

I was surprised not to find aspen listed as a viable secondary wood in the Dec/Jan 22 issue’s WoodSense column (p. 54). I’ve found the wood to be straight and stable, free of knots, averse to splitting, and readily available. Plus the creamy color of aspen is far more attractive than poplar.

—Charles Landey, Brookfield, WI

Senior Editor Ken Burton replies:
I considered including aspen, but it’s not as widely available as pine, poplar, and soft maple. But you can look for us to cover aspen in an upcoming WoodSense column.

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