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Posted on need help with id on wood please

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#1 posted 01-07-2016 05:56 PM

This may be helpful when you look at the endgrain:
http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/hardwood-anatomy/

This is pertinent to the picture above:
Aggregate rays Occasionally, some species will have intermittent rays that are many times wider than the rest. These mega-rays are essentially a collection of a number of normal-sized rays grouped together and appearing as one large ray. They are known as aggregate rays.

Perhaps the most well-known commercial lumber in the United States that features aggregate rays is Red Alder (Alnus rubra). In addition to Alder, only a handful of other genera and species exhibit these rays: Hornbeam (Carpinus spp.), and some species of Sheoak (Allocasuarina and Casuarina spp.) and Oak (Quercus spp.) also feature aggregate rays.


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