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Forum topic by Notw posted 07-13-2015 12:43 AM 617 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2015 12:43 AM

Does anyone know what kind of wood this is? I was thinking Maple at first but the multi colored streaking is throwing me a bit. Thanks


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#1 posted 07-13-2015 12:51 AM

I’m thinking Cherry,but the end grain is kinda throwing me off almost looks like it still has high MC.

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#2 posted 07-13-2015 12:53 AM

Cherry

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#3 posted 07-13-2015 01:15 AM

The picture is making it appear more tan, it is actually more of an off white color. The cherry I have worked with before was a lot darker/tanner than this is

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#4 posted 07-13-2015 01:23 AM

Sure looks like red maple to me.

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2015 12:18 PM



Sure looks like red maple to me.

- WDHLT15

Looking through picture and description of Red Maple I am thinking you are correct, thank you

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#6 posted 07-14-2015 01:02 AM

Those brown streaks you see are called pith flecks. They are characteristic of red maple.

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

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#7 posted 07-14-2015 02:21 AM

I have some leftover alder that looks very much like that, flecking and all.

You could probably differentiate between maple and alder by weight and hardness.


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