what kind of wood is this??????

  • Advertise with us
Project by handmade24 posted 532 days ago 1841 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

found on the oregon coast—a twisted snarglye of a log—-cut into it and got the most beautiful wood i have ever found—-no idea what it is or where it comes from—anyone have a clue???

i am sorry if this is not the place to post this but am at a lost as to where i should..Thank you for looking

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

21 comments so far

View Ken90712's profile


14830 posts in 1792 days

#1 posted 532 days ago

Shoot an email to OregonBurls. Greg would know if anyone would. It looks like some king of burl but hard to say from the pic.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View jacen68's profile


51 posts in 1631 days

#2 posted 532 days ago

Fog wood I’d say.
Couldn’t think on an acronym for found on beach.

-- So much to do, so little time.

View Wdwerker's profile


331 posts in 837 days

#3 posted 532 days ago

I am guessing Madrone.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

View a1Jim's profile


112001 posts in 2181 days

#4 posted 532 days ago

I thinks Madrone Burl is a good guess.

-- Custom furniture

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4096 posts in 1460 days

#5 posted 531 days ago

I’ve some Wyche Elm that looks just like it
Mine was found locally in Scotland.
What does it smell like when cut?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View Lazarus's profile


48 posts in 712 days

#6 posted 531 days ago

I would go with madrone, as well, though it could be from a redwood burl. Again, smell of the wood would be the determining factor. Just curious, where on the Oregon coast? I get a lot of Myrtlewood on the coast.

View blackcherry's profile


3148 posts in 2427 days

#7 posted 531 days ago

Send it to me wood you…that’s looks grand would make a beautiful lid!

View ratchet's profile


1283 posts in 2391 days

#8 posted 531 days ago

Is it radioactive….if so it’s “Nipponreactorwood”.

View The Box Whisperer's profile

The Box Whisperer

521 posts in 674 days

#9 posted 531 days ago

Im guessing tigerwood but most on here know better then I do.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

View Tag84's profile


573 posts in 1260 days

#10 posted 531 days ago

it’s from outer space!

-- -Thomas -

View Arookar's profile


79 posts in 1006 days

#11 posted 531 days ago

How hard is it? How dense or heavy is it? Looks like some tanoak I once had, but madrone or myrtlewood are good guesses as well.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

View Lumberpunk's profile


186 posts in 941 days

#12 posted 531 days ago

madrone (arbutus) a good guess for the west coast

View Dallas's profile


2857 posts in 1091 days

#13 posted 531 days ago

I believe it’s called Oregon Myrtlewood.

I had a friend who built all of the cabinets in his RV out of the stuff.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

View handmade24's profile


30 posts in 820 days

#14 posted 531 days ago

I thank you all for your input—AND humor——so far it does not glow in the dark—-indeed it seems to be some kind of burl and madrone seems to be the best guess—-the grain is very dense and smells—-well—-hmmm like ah—-O gosh—-ewwww——-the log—-was about 10 feet long and has been in the ocean a long time—-growth rings change directions—color changes without a reason or cause—-the ends were clearly not cut but rather torn——so far the wood is just beautiful—-sanded a block edge last night and will put more pictures on for all to see—-currently have no idea what to make of it—-
Thank you

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

View JoeinGa's profile


3107 posts in 611 days

#15 posted 531 days ago

Have you considered that it might be Heart Cheese Wood?


feeble attempt at humor, See my response over on this post

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase