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06-09-2016 07:41 PM

This is on craigslist for free. It says it’s maple. If it is what kind do we think it is. I doubt it’s silver maple based on my experience, but it could be. It’s the most common around here. Bark just doesn’t look like it to me. What do you think?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.


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#1 posted 06-09-2016 08:21 PM

I would take it regardless. It doesn’t really look like it from here. If it has been down a long time, that could cause the discoloration of the wood. I will have to look at some of my maple logs when I get home.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 09:55 PM

Whether it is maple or not is immaterial. It’s wood and it’s free!

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 09:59 PM

And the best part is, there are no limbs and stuff to deal with. Just a big spalted log. Couldn’t be any better than that other than getting the homeowner to help you load it…...... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#4 posted 06-09-2016 10:03 PM

It looks like knotty madera to me.

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#5 posted 06-09-2016 10:07 PM

It looks like…
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Uhmmm, Geeze-o-pete, what’s the name of that stuff now?
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Dang , I cant seem to remember, but I swear it’s right on the tip of my tongue.
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Oh yeah, NOW I REMEMBER …. it’s called
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FREE WOOD !
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Go get it man. You can figure out the details later !
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#6 posted 06-09-2016 10:19 PM

Yeah, I’m going to get it tomorrow morning. Just thought maybe someone would look at it and say, that’s sugar maple, which is what I hope. We just don’t usually have big sugar maples around here. Even yard trees. Now I just have to figure out the engineering of getting it on my trailer.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 06-10-2016 12:06 AM

Bill, here’s some sugar maple if this helps…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 06-10-2016 01:05 AM

Wood I use it? Woodeye? Woodeye? HAIRLIP!! HAIRLIP!!!!

Old joke.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 06-10-2016 02:08 AM

If not maple, is there is a chance that could a be sweet gum?

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#10 posted 06-10-2016 02:18 AM

I hope not Mike, but yes.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-10-2016 02:47 AM

Where is Danny (WDHLT15) when we need him? Maybe send him a pm Bill. The FF won’t allow that CL link :(

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-10-2016 02:49 AM

Andy, I just posted over on the FF. I couldn’t get the picture to post, so I posted the link to the CL ad. I’m hoping Danny will see it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 06-10-2016 02:53 AM

Jeff, the FF moderator will take the ad out as soon as he sees it. They are a little different over there.

Good to know that I’m not alone in being unable to post pics there :)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 06-10-2016 02:57 AM

Ah, well maybe Danny will see it before then. I sent him a PM.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 06-10-2016 09:01 AM

The first thing I thought was sweet gum but don’t see any of those “lovely” sweet gum balls in the yard anywhere. I hope it turns out well.

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