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Box Elder?

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Project by thecarpentershands posted 712 days ago 1496 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a slab of wood that I recently finished planing. I found a few logs of this on the side of the road and blogged about it a few weeks ago. I am leaning towards Box elder, but I do not know officially. If anyone can give me some insight as to what this is it would be very appreciated! Thanks and God bless! I am in the process of making this into a small bench with Walnut legs, I will post it when finished.

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 712 days ago

Without being able to smell it , I would say it is Cherry from the color.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 712 days ago

It does not look like box elder. You rarely find an all red box elder tree. It is mostly a white wood. I think it might be cherry, but the bark does not look like cherry.
?????.........................Jim

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 712 days ago

I would say cherry too, just from the color.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 712 days ago

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStOMPP0Wj93sLb4Hd-1W23vnSCNPKahdXNJMh9Zwm34KRkB0lh

Black Cherry tree bark….varies a lot with age of tree.
In the fourth picture of your post ,(bottom,middle) you can see the normal “sap pockets” associated with Cherry.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 712 days ago

Don’t think box elder either. Nothing like the ones I have cut.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 712 days ago

Beautiful wood!

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thecarpentershands

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#7 posted 712 days ago

Thanks guys. I really don’t think it is cherry because of the bark, the color, and the smell. It smells like maple when it is cut and planed. I am puzzled.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 711 days ago

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/PrunusSerotinaBark.jpg/450px-PrunusSerotinaBark.jpg

Box Elder pics were nowhere near your sample.
How about giving us a nice freshly cut end grain picture ?

The closest thing to “pink” Maple I could find was a European tree , “Field Maple” , but your sample isn’t even close , and NY is a fair distance from Europe…LOL

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BangleGuy

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#9 posted 711 days ago

The grain looks a little like red oak. What does the end grain look like?

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mondak

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#10 posted 711 days ago

Sorry guys!!! I see it as very easy to identify. It is boulevard wood.

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t. rector

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#11 posted 711 days ago

red elm? it is very hard and sometimes that color check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulmus_rubra -tr

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 711 days ago

Red Elm ^

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t. rector

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#13 posted 711 days ago

http://www.wood-database.com/wp-content/uploads/american-elm.jpg

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#14 posted 711 days ago

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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