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Forum topic by Kevkill posted 04-18-2016 10:18 PM 364 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2016 10:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak chesnut

I am currently taking down an old barn in south east PA. And I’m not sure as to what the wood is. I believe it’s and Oak but not sure. I also want to double check and make sure it’s not American Chestnut.

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 10:25 PM

Looks like Red Oak to me.

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#2 posted 04-19-2016 11:58 AM

100% sure that it is oak. If the large pores at the beginning of the growth ring are open, then it is red oak. White oak will have all the pores plugged solid.

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

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#3 posted 04-19-2016 03:13 PM

Thank you.

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