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04-02-2010 06:59 AM

I am trying to identify some wood planks I am reclaiming during by Kitchen/Livingroom renovation.

I have torn down my ceiling and in the process saved about 6 long planks of wood. I am not sure what species they are. They were nailed on the underside of the original ceiling of my house built in 1930 and used as nailers for the sheetrock ceiling.

I think they either pine or redwood.
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They have a very similar grain structure to the pine 2X4’s I am using but a somewhat more reddish hue.


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#1 posted 04-02-2010 07:06 AM

I think it’s cedar. Does it smell? It will have a aromatic smell if it’s cedar

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 07:10 AM

It smells like wood. I don’t think it is pine though. It seems a little different but I just can’t put my finger on it.

It seems to have more character than the pine 2X4’s but a very similar grain sturcture.

It was used for construction so I don’t think it is a very good grade but I can use it elsewhere, possibly in the contrusction the new kitchen cabinets. I am planning on a very rustic look.

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 07:13 AM

I am sure it is not cedar. It does smell anything like cedar wood I have seen/smelled before.

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 07:18 AM

Maybe just doug fir. Pine will smell like pinesol when cut. Try to drill a hole or something to get to the wood inside. if still no smell then prob doug fir

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 07:18 AM

Greetings: Looks to me like Douglas fir that has patina from old age.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#6 posted 04-02-2010 07:26 AM

It does have some age but it is not original to the house (1930) It has been supporting sheetrock placed under the original ceiling. I know it is at least 5 and 1/2 years old but can be older. It does have some age on it.

The smell of the wood is what I would call a normal wood smell, not aromatic. It just smells like wood. It smells different than the pine 2X4’s I used for the header in the living room. They have a brighter almost sweeter smell. This has a more muted redwoody smell. It splinters differntly than the pine too. more of a glassy shard.

It could be a fir or something similar.

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 07:43 AM

30’s house in California I would say Redwood. In Oklahoma it’s probably pine. Grain looks like pine. Cut or plane a piece, is it white or red after you plane it?

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 10:13 AM

Looks like aged Douglas Fir or Larch. Since you’re in Okl. City, I would lean more to the Doug Fir.

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 11:14 AM

Looks like Douglas Fir.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 11:47 AM

Been in construction over 30 years and that is Doug Fir. No doubt about it!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#11 posted 04-02-2010 02:24 PM

DF

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#12 posted 04-02-2010 03:29 PM

Douglas Fir

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#13 posted 04-02-2010 04:40 PM

See…. I told you it was Douglas fir….. noone wants to listen to me anymore….....keep on keeping on…later.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#14 posted 04-02-2010 04:42 PM

Just good old doug fir – and probably as hard as a rock. – lol

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#15 posted 04-03-2010 05:37 AM

Good, now I know what it is. They are Fir-ing strips ;-) But the next question is; would it be good wood to use in a rustic looking kitchen cabinet? What should I know about this wood and how to use it?

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