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Forum topic by SDAdmiral posted 01-08-2016 09:22 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SDAdmiral

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01-08-2016 09:22 PM

I used a log that I found at my local brush pile to make a book shelf, and am curious to know if anybody can identify the wood species.

I am leaning towards some type of oak because of the grain texture and ray flek, but the color has me second guessing.

There are a few more pictures here

Thanks!

-- - Andrew -


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 09:30 PM

I’ll go with brown oak

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 11:37 PM

Black Walnut.

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#3 posted 01-08-2016 11:38 PM

Dont know what kind of wood it is, but that bookshelf is very cool !

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 01:29 AM

I sawed some standing dead white oak yesterday with that much color. It looks similar to yours.

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 01:37 AM

It’s walnut looking, but there are some white oak pics that have that same coloring, but rarer.

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 01:16 PM

The pronounced ray fleck indicates an oak.

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 01:22 PM

Looks like white oak that has some fairly dark color to me.

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SDAdmiral

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 03:02 PM

Seems like the majority vote is white oak – thanks!

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 12:45 PM

Most likely chestnut oak, Quercus montana.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=76

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 12:53 PM

I was not even aware of chestnut oak. Is that a hybrid, or a singular species? And I have to wonder how much of it I’ve used over the years! I’ve had wood like his log, always thought of it as brown oak.

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#11 posted 01-12-2016 12:45 AM

That’s interesting wood and a really cool looking bookcase.

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#12 posted 01-13-2016 02:01 AM

No, not a hybrid. It is the only white oak with red oak looking bark. When the tree is large, the bark is deeply fissured, not scaly like the other white oaks. Kind of an anomaly. Very common in the upper Piedmont and the mountains in the Eastern US.

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