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Forum topic by boab posted 08-16-2016 02:36 PM 597 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2016 02:36 PM

Hi

Can anyone help me to identify some ;large pieces of hardwood if I send a pic ?


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#1 posted 08-16-2016 03:02 PM

post the pictures here. You’ll get lots of responses.

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 12:43 PM

Any help in identifying this wood would be welcome – I have around 30 pieces averaging 2.5m x 250mm – 350m wide ( some wider)

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 12:45 PM

With those rays showing like that, id say its some variety of oak.

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 12:48 PM

That looks like white oak. Based on the environment it’s clearly been subject too it would almost have to be unless it was red or live oak that was only a year or two old in a very severe environment. Do you know what they were from or used for?

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 07:37 PM

thanks for your help – I’m quite new to woodworking and wondered if anyone could help me to put a rough value on the hardwood shown in the pics above

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 07:51 PM

5$?

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 08:22 PM



thanks for your help – I m quite new to woodworking and wondered if anyone could help me to put a rough value on the hardwood shown in the pics above

- boab

Depends greatly on what someone needs the wood for.

A Bohemian arty type might have a use for the rustic look in some project. Myself? not even fire wood.

I’ve seen used Oak planking sell for up to $10/board in so-so condition, but the pictures show your stuff is very rough (very-very rough!)

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#8 posted 08-17-2016 09:30 PM

Unfortunately that level of deterioration is garbage for most fine woodworking, but might sell as “reclaimed” or “barn wood” which seems popular these days.

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#9 posted 08-17-2016 09:59 PM

grunge is back!

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#10 posted 08-17-2016 10:05 PM

yeah that wood is only useful as decoration for a place that wants to look old by putting them up as fake beams, etc. in my opinion. which can be substituted for fact.

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#11 posted 08-18-2016 02:58 PM

Yeah sorry but White Oak isn’t very expensive in top grade quality. With all the checking and warping is pretty worthless for anything but rustic crafty things. Honestly, you’d be lucky to get $.50 per bf for it unless you get lucky and find someone looking for a large quantity of big reclaimed boards.

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#12 posted 08-21-2016 10:17 AM

From the grain in the second picture I think it is live oak. Where is it located?

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#13 posted 08-21-2016 12:08 PM

I think they are beautiful and to the right person it would be worth $4-$5/bf.

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