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#1 posted 09-26-2012 04:20 PM

okay.. I walked past these boards again today.. and I have ruled out Chestnut the spacing of growth rings are way too far aport (1/2” – 5/8” wide) and no tyloses. Could it be an unusual red Oak species?

Not Ailanthus.. I have boards with pith centers and they are closed.. Ailanthus has a open pored pith and I have cut apart several pieces of Ailanthus, but no irregular growth ring patterns.. and no pictures of such on line or in my books, though the weight and the growth ring spacing matches. and I have now ruled out Kentucky Coffee Tree.. though I was surprised how close it could be with cell structure and all.. except for the weight and growth ring spacing… coffee trees rings are too close together.

The distinct parenchyma rays make me think Oak still… but I am having problem finding good information about asian species of Oak.. anyone got a good resource?

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