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Posted on maple and oak or hickory? - wood id

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 05:43 PM

As far as the trademark smell of red oak, I’m under the impression that it only happens when the wood was recently harvested, maybe within a few months to a year. After that, the moisture that gives rise to the smelly bacteria goes away, along with the smell. Or so I’m told.

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