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I made this Table from a unique Species of wood local to my area. Tulsa, Ok. Any one care to venture a guess as to what wood this is made from??? I’ll let this ride for a while or until someone get’s it right. It’s stained with a walnut stain. No varnish as of yet.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 10-29-2013 10:48 PM

Why would you stain a ”a unique Species of wood” to look like something else ?

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

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maplerock

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 11:57 PM

Mesquite?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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TaybulSawz

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 12:06 AM

The answer to your question, Dusty56, will become evident when the wood species is identified. It is NOT a common wood and it’s Natural grain/color would NOT be desired for furniture.

Jerry, it is not mesquite.

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 10-30-2013 12:20 AM

Sycamore.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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mmh

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 12:25 AM

Gee, this is hard to identify with these photos. Any hints? Natural color, hardness (Janka scale?), tree size . . . ?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 10-30-2013 12:30 AM

Black willow.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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TaybulSawz

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#7 posted 10-30-2013 01:06 AM

It comes from a relatively Large tree. Wood is fairly Hard and the trees branches can sometimes be as large as the base of some normal trees. They also grow at some very awkward and severe angles causing them to “Come Down” frequently.

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TaybulSawz

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#8 posted 10-30-2013 01:13 AM

In Oklahoma it’s commonly called a “Trash Tree”

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AttnDeficitDzynz

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 01:13 AM

Black Locust?

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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SirFatty

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 01:46 AM

Willow?

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Grandpa

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 02:03 AM

cotton wood?

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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 10-30-2013 02:05 AM

Cottonwood.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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TaybulSawz

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 02:31 AM

Not yet, but getting closer. Cottonwood IS a trash tree and In my opinion should be banished from the face of the earth. But I don’t think you could build anything from it.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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firefighterontheside

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#14 posted 10-30-2013 02:48 AM

I’m running low on good guesses, but hornbeam.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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tefinn

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#15 posted 10-30-2013 03:27 AM

I’m going to guess mulberry.

Edit: The table is very nice, whatever the wood. I like the tapered legs.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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