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08-29-2016 08:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood grain identify white wood question

I’m trying to figure out what this wood is following a substantial barn haul post-auction. Ignore the powder-post beetle holes…wood has been treated for that. I’ve tried looking through a wood database on line, but the heartbeat style grain is throwing me off. Any ideas? It’s of medium weight and planed pretty well with minor tear out with hand and power planers.


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#1 posted 08-29-2016 08:47 PM

Ash or elm, maybe.

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 08:54 PM

Can you post a pic of some end grain? Preferably freshly and cleanly cut.

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#3 posted 08-29-2016 09:09 PM

It looks like Butternut.

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#4 posted 08-29-2016 09:25 PM

I would say ash, an end grain pic will reveal your answer.

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#5 posted 08-29-2016 09:27 PM

I will add end grain picture tonight. At work right now, so not bar the board

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#6 posted 08-30-2016 12:22 AM

Here is the end grain.

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#7 posted 08-30-2016 12:23 AM

And yes, I’ve treated for the powder post beetles.

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#8 posted 08-30-2016 12:27 AM

Looks like Elm or maybe even Mulberry.

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#9 posted 08-30-2016 01:39 AM

Elm is looking about right. American elm. Thanks all. I was looking at several and couldn’t decide what was right. Planing helped reveal the grain much better. Now to fight it in a celtic carving (power tool).

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#10 posted 08-30-2016 01:41 AM

Ash.

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 12:54 AM

It is elm I believe. You can see the wavy bands in the latewood in the first pic. If you look at the end grain with a magnifying glass or a 10X hand lens, you will see the wavy bands in the latewood very easily. Ash does not have wavy bands in the latewood. That is the test. Look very closely at the end grain.

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