LumberJocks

Help Id reclaimed timber please.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by AESamuel posted 06-04-2015 02:47 PM 930 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View AESamuel's profile

AESamuel

61 posts in 761 days


06-04-2015 02:47 PM

Hi there,

I bought two 3”x8”x12’ planks from a builder a little while ago and am planning to make some end tables with them but I’d like to know a bit more about the wood itself. It looks a lot like a type of pine, but is stronger than white pine from a box store. Doing a fingernail test I can only just make a mark in the wood and it seems to be around the same as maple in terms of hand planing difficulty.

Have attached pictures, any help would be much appreciated!

Asa.


14 replies so far

View JuniorJoiner's profile

JuniorJoiner

463 posts in 2978 days


#1 posted 06-04-2015 02:55 PM

douglas fir

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7327 posts in 2336 days


#2 posted 06-04-2015 03:02 PM

+1 on D. Fir. (Aka Oregon Pine)
The pitch seam is a dead give away.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View johnstoneb's profile

johnstoneb

2280 posts in 1711 days


#3 posted 06-04-2015 03:17 PM

+2 Douglas fir looks like quartersawn

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

View JayT's profile (online now)

JayT

5052 posts in 1749 days


#4 posted 06-04-2015 03:48 PM

+3 on Doug Fir. Nice tight grain, too.

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3953 posts in 1804 days


#5 posted 06-04-2015 05:14 PM

+4 Doug Fir. From what you show CVG-clear vertical grain.

View AESamuel's profile

AESamuel

61 posts in 761 days


#6 posted 06-04-2015 05:20 PM

That’s great, thanks a lot everyone!

View Yonak's profile

Yonak

979 posts in 1059 days


#7 posted 06-04-2015 06:45 PM



+2 Douglas fir looks like quartersawn

- johnstoneb

I guess I don’t understand the term “quartersawn”. The sample is nearly a square with rings at about 45°. What characterizes it as quartersawn ?

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

806 posts in 1336 days


#8 posted 06-04-2015 10:47 PM

Looks more like rift sawn since the lines are corner to corner.Rift sawn makes good table legs.

View Luthierman's profile

Luthierman

162 posts in 625 days


#9 posted 06-04-2015 11:11 PM

Without a doubt that is fir. I would make classical guitar neck blanks and braces out of that if i had it. Beautifully tight grain there.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

14940 posts in 2228 days


#10 posted 06-05-2015 12:41 AM

Looks like rift sawn Doug Fir from here.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

1599 posts in 2014 days


#11 posted 06-05-2015 02:11 AM

I am going to line up in the Douglas Fir Camp.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

View firefighterontheside's profile (online now)

firefighterontheside

14189 posts in 1395 days


#12 posted 06-05-2015 03:10 AM

My first thought was hemlock, but I seem to be outnumbered. Doug fir is more likely.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

6248 posts in 1024 days


#13 posted 06-05-2015 03:15 AM

Quarter sawn has the grain running parallel or perpendicular to the top and sides. Or close to it. Rift is at a 45 or close.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View splatman's profile

splatman

586 posts in 937 days


#14 posted 06-07-2015 03:29 AM

I’m no stranger to that old slow-grown Doug Fir wood. I source it almost exclusively from demolition and remodels (check the dumpsters). In the sample pictured above, the corner closest to the bottom of the pic, has to be 100+ years older than the corner near the top.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com