A couple of years ago someone gave me a grotty old roof beam from a demolished building. Two days ago I needed a plank as an Alaskan guide rail and this old beam was just the right size, but needed to be cleaned up to give my jig a smooth ride. This is what showed up after planing and sanding.
Does anyone know what this wood is? I suspect it may be Oregon Pine purely because of it’s age and where/how is was used. I’d like to know if it worth getting the nails out of it and using it for a project sometime, or if it should stay relegated to the “general construction wood” section of my stock.
The tight grained section which is towards the outside of the tree has about 30 growth rings per inch so I guess the tree was old growth.
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.