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Forum topic by Flyingmonkey158 posted 11-18-2016 03:35 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Flyingmonkey158

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11-18-2016 03:35 PM

Trying to figure out what kind of wood I have here. Picked it up from a local tree cutting place and slabbed up a few pieces. I am in Southern California. The taller one had brown saw dust when I ripped it up with the chain saw. Thanks in advance for your help.

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#1 posted 11-18-2016 03:48 PM

I’d guess black oak for the tall one and birch for the short one … too bad you don’t have leaves!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 11:52 AM

I think that the top one is a fruit tree, probably some type of cherry. The bottom one looks like mimosa.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 02:49 PM

last one looks like Persian silk tree. the other ones look like hickory.

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#4 posted 11-19-2016 03:01 PM

The bottom photo looks like beech to me.

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 12:34 AM

Thanks for the help so far everyone, I’m leaning towards the cherry right now do to the curl I see in the glare of the sun for the taller pieces. This is what I have done with them, just need some oil on them, should bring the grain out nicely. Also another small cutoff piece of the taller cuts that has been sanded with some danish oil applied to see if that helps the guessing game. The smaller cut I’m leaning towards birch but is there birch in so cal?

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 01:08 PM

Yes, that is cherry. No native birch in So Cal. Most likely an exotic.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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