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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 1769 days ago 1117 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this off the beach Yesterday. It is a hard wood and stinks. The back is like a stack of paper and the grain is somewhat like Mahagony. What do you think it is.
!!http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/OregonBurls/Beachwood002-1.jpg
Thanks
Greg

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1769 days ago

Looks like Madrone.

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OregonBurls

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#2 posted 1769 days ago

It looks like madrone especially with out the bark but is not. It has different bark and it stinks. Madrone is sweet smelling. thanks

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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bigike

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#3 posted 1769 days ago

what does it smell like?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 1769 days ago

All I can say is that is stinks. Like a fresh stink. LOL
Here is the bark close up.!http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/OregonBurls/Beachwood010.jpg!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1768 days ago

Hmmmmmm. I’ve seen some wood with that bark on it. Reat stringy looking. I have no idea. Let me know when you know.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Sawdust2

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#6 posted 1768 days ago

Jeez! It’s driftwood!

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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zlatanv

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#7 posted 1768 days ago

Ah…., beachwood?

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Dez

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#8 posted 1768 days ago

IMHO it is not cottonwood, although the bark is very similar. The color of the wood isn’t quite right, at least not for the cottonwood here in the Pacific Northwest. :D

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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stefang

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#9 posted 1768 days ago

I agree with Skarp. The bark sure is similar to Eucalyptus.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TraumaJacques

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#10 posted 1768 days ago

Wet Eucalyptus does stink.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Bothus

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#11 posted 1768 days ago

I didn’t say anything because I didn’t know but as soon as Skarp said eucalyptus I thought to myself “Of course that’s it!”

Let us know what you find out.

Bothus

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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OregonBurls

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#12 posted 1768 days ago

I thought that eucalyptus had flaky bark. This is more stringy. I have some eucalyptus in my shop and it is more red in color. But I am sure there is more varieties thank the stuff I have in the shop. I will be using some of it for fire wood. people say it is great fire wood. We’ll see! It is heavy like eucalyptus.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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Charles Maxwell

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#13 posted 1768 days ago

I lived on a canyon hillside in San Diego for a few years and Eucalyptus was planted everywhere to protect from erosion. It’s unmistakably Eucalyptus. Keep it away from the fire! These trees are famous for exploding on fire during the fall months when the Santa Anna winds blew! Beautiful wood.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 1768 days ago

Cool! Thanks Charles.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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