I need help to identify a wood

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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 09-03-2014 12:24 AM 1394 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

All of my saw dust years have been with pine, oaks, poplar, walnut and some cherry. Recently I had an opportunity to get a load of rough cut, kiln dried wood that I was told to be sassafras. I now find out that it is not sassafras but something else.
It has a very distinct pattern, is super light weight and has a really attractive appearance with a finish on it. One thing that is totally evedent is that even with a sandind sealer applied, the grain pops up like a bristle brush, not too deep but non the less hard to control.
Hope these pictures help – the two outside pieces are the uknown and the middle strip is bkp

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 11:20 PM

not that it makes any difference but I found out today from a couple amish workers at Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio that my mystery wood is Butternut – quarter sawn butternut
$9.02 bd. ft. at their exoctic lumber store for flat sawn wood. They couldn’t provide a cost for quarter sawn, maybe I don’t want to know.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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