|Project by thewoodworker01||posted 06-28-2014 04:54 PM||1572 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Hello LumberJocks, sorry this isn’t a finished project, but its a project alright! I’m helping a buddy out in my woodshop and he brought over some lumber he got off of an old barn, they were rafters. I have yet to figure out what the kind of wood this is (in the first 3 pictures, its the board on the left) and was wondering if anyone here would be able to help me? The board on the right in, those 3 pictures, is red oak. These boards have the grain of oak and the smell, but not the color. It almost looks like black oak, but I have yet to find any pictures of it on Google. It is not walnut, and I do not believe it is mineral stained (like if it was a sinker log in the bottom of a creek). The sap wood looks like white oak, but on the edges of some of the boards you can see remains of bark. I have a little less than 10 of these boards like this. The color and grain patterns range in the pile. If anyone could help me out that’d be great!
UPDATE: I have since added a picture of the endgrain, and it is dark as well, but the sap wood is white like white oak. Also if you look close, you can see the white pigment similar to what is in white oak. I do not have all the boards on hand, this is the closest I can get to one right now, so unfortunately this one does not have the sap wood in it, or the curvature of the darkness following the end grain. These boards have been milled with my machines. None of my blades are dull enough to cause that much burning.
UPDATE 2: Well its no longer a mystery wood! I was talking to a local sawmill and they said that it was white oak. Apparently white oak turns dark the older the tree gets. He said that the only difference between black oak and red oak is the bark. When a red oak tree is a sapling, its bark is smooth; but when a black oak tree is a sapling, its bark is rough. He said there is nothing black about black oak, its coloring is red.
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