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Forum topic by Ehrsam posted 03-16-2016 05:09 PM 692 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2016 05:09 PM

Found in a garage sale in Ohio. Guy said he bought it at an auction. Looking to make into mantel of bench just wondering what kind of wood it was. I think oak?

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 05:13 PM

The bark and color look like cherry.

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 05:50 PM

We’d be able to tell right away if it was oak with a picture of the end grain. With out better pictures looks like cherry.

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#3 posted 03-16-2016 06:58 PM

Does the bark taste nutty or sour?

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 11:52 AM

Could also be walnut with the light sapwood band and the dark heartwood.

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 11:57 AM

My first impression was walnut. Looks a bit dark to me for cherry.

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 12:32 PM

My first impression was walnut but the bark says elm or cherry.


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