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Mervmaster

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12-11-2015 06:43 PM

Found this board in the yard, grabbed it thinking it was oak. It’s pretty hard but doesn’t smell Oakey, and the side grain is odd looking to me.

What type of wood is this???

Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-11-2015 07:28 PM

I’d say sycamore w/o a better photo. I looks like it has some spalting as well.

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 02:06 AM

Looks like a tropical hardwood to me.

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 02:24 AM

It ant Qs oak rays have no arc to them. Looks nice though. But what to do with just one> table top with different wood for the base. Small box?

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#4 posted 12-15-2015 05:17 PM

Tropical? That would be a strange find in an industrial steel yard in New Jersey. I found 2 10’ lengths of it and glued it together for a platter type blank.

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#5 posted 12-15-2015 07:24 PM



Tropical? That would be a strange find in an industrial steel yard in New Jersey. I found 2 10 lengths of it and glued it together for a platter type blank.

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Maybe not too strange, if it came into the yard as a crate carrying steel blanks. No telling where it might have come from.

Oh sorry, no clue as to what it is :-)

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 07:40 PM

If its really hard maybe Pecan?

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#7 posted 12-15-2015 07:41 PM

Im with Joe. I have worked in lumber yards and many times the pallets or the large stock on the 18 wheelers had some real odd ball stuff on there. Sure, many times it was Oak or Pine. But sometimes youd get a shipment of lauan out of the Philippians and it would have some off the wall stock making up the pallet. Same for the stock the steel comes in on, id guess.

Oh, not the slightest idea what it is. Just here to defend a plausible idea.


Tropical? That would be a strange find in an industrial steel yard in New Jersey. I found 2 10 lengths of it and glued it together for a platter type blank.

- Mervmaster

The last piece of pecan I saw was more straight blonde than it was colored. I wouldnt think it was that. But again, I dont have the slightest idea what it is. Just thoughts on what it is not.


If its really hard maybe Pecan?

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#8 posted 12-15-2015 08:40 PM

Sycamore or possibly maple.

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#9 posted 12-15-2015 10:42 PM

Looks like cherry to me.

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#10 posted 12-15-2015 11:39 PM

The 2nd pic looks like sycamore to me, but the first pic doesn’t….looks a bit like walnut.

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#11 posted 12-16-2015 01:46 AM

I am sticking to my guns. The pore structure in the second pic looks tropical.

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

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#12 posted 12-16-2015 01:34 PM

If it came off a pallet shipping iron from overseas, it could be anything from some sort of mahogany from somewhere in the Asian Rim, or possibly even weathered sapale. Unknown beyond that.

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#13 posted 12-16-2015 02:14 PM

Well, due to these varied responses, and the fact that it’s a reasonably attractive hardwood, I’m gonna go grab up some more of it from that pile and see how it turns. Thanks guys!

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