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Forum topic by ChadRat6458 posted 05-19-2016 10:48 PM 591 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2016 10:48 PM

Found this on craigslist in Oklahoma. The guy said he got it from his uncle who got it in Northern California. He had no clue what kind of wood it is.

I can peel this yellowish film off of it. Is that polyurethane or varnish?

Paid $75

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 10:50 PM

That sure looks like redwood. I would strip whatever finish that is and refinish with something better.

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 11:41 PM

Is it really soft or somewhat hard?

Could be Eucalyptus, as well…’s beautiful, whatever it is.

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 11:57 PM

hard and heavy

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#4 posted 05-20-2016 12:27 AM

Redwood is really soft and light no matter what part of the tree it is. I have a piece that is 24×36x2.5 thick and it weights nothing when I pick it up maybe 4 or 5 pounds. It does look like it is from a burl tho and thinking maybe Big Leaf Maple which has a lot of red in it and comes from the same place.

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#5 posted 05-20-2016 12:53 AM

Looks like redwood burl to me

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#6 posted 05-20-2016 03:24 AM

Hard & heavy? It’s probably not redwood. Of coarse “hard” & “heavy” can both be relative terms. It is wood that comes from the harder part of tree. Strip it and see what color it really is. btw, not all redwood is red.

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#7 posted 05-20-2016 06:07 AM

I also think it’s Redwood Burl

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#8 posted 05-20-2016 01:12 PM

Some old growth Red wood I’ve seen was very hard and heavy. Up north your can find small woodmonger setups selling stuff like that. Roadside stands.And I’m sure it’s priced accordingly by the vehicle your driving.

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#9 posted 05-20-2016 01:54 PM

That is the back side.

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