Does anoyone know what type of wood this would be ?

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Project by Bruce Lemler posted 02-01-2016 08:59 PM 1196 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tree fell in the back yard I cut the bottom off carved this bowl. Can someone tell this wood type?

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 09:26 PM

Looks a little like ash. I would be curious to know what the experts say. big tree? ant pictures of the leaves?

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 10:10 PM

Ash was my first thought as well.

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 11:22 PM

Same here

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#4 posted 02-02-2016 02:18 AM

pussy willow?

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#5 posted 02-02-2016 02:22 AM


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#6 posted 02-02-2016 07:36 AM

The best type of wood there is. FREE WOOD! But it looks like ash to me to.

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#7 posted 02-02-2016 11:12 AM

Hard to tell from just a picture like this, and no other information…... but like the others, Ash is a good bet.

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#8 posted 02-02-2016 12:52 PM

Hard to tell without any more description. Is it really soft? Hard? Does it have a smell? Do you know what the leaves or bark looks like?

Give us a little more…

Without any of that, I’d hazard a guess that it’s Ash also. But my first thought was Catalpa. But it’s got a really distinctive smell, and it’s a LOT softer than Ash- not to mention long beans hanging on the tree that you really couldn’t miss.

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 10:57 AM

My knowledge really is poor. But couldn’t it be birch too?

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#10 posted 02-03-2016 05:21 PM

I have no idea, but looks great :)

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#11 posted 05-27-2016 12:52 PM

Either Ash or Maccassar Ebony

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