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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 12-03-2011 07:27 AM

I’m pretty sure that’s hemlock. It can have the broad grain of the second picture and the tight grain of the first. And that radial knot looks real hemlocky. Here in the Northwest, out on the ol’ job site, it is sometimes called “piss fir” because when it’s cut, the aroma resembles, well, you know.


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