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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 02-10-2017 01:17 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gixxerjoe04

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02-10-2017 01:17 PM

Anyone have any thoughts as to what kind of wood this is? The pics are from a table a woman has, she wants a bench made but I’m not sure what kind of wood it is to either find the same or not sure what a good alternative would be to make a bench top(she wants metal legs) out of. These are pics she sent, haven’t seen it in person.

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mahdee

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 01:48 PM

It looks very much like walnut. It could be pecan or hickory but I am more leaning toward walnut.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 02:10 PM

I think it looks too reddish brown to be walnut, have never used pecan to know what it looks like.

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 02:26 PM

The top picture definitely looks like hickory/peecan…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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sawdustdad

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 07:23 PM

go look at it. nobody can tell from those pictures. Can you identify it yourself if you look at it?

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 07:32 PM

Not to be a Richard here but I’m pretty sure if he knew what it was, the title wouldn’t be “Wood ID help” there sawdust.

Hickory was my first thought.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Gixxerjoe04

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#6 posted 02-10-2017 07:42 PM



Not to be a Richard here but I m pretty sure if he knew what it was, the title wouldn t be “Wood ID help” there sawdust.

Hickory was my first thought.

- chrisstef


Bingo haha. It does kind of look like hickory from pics I’ve seen online, but it’s a lot darker than the hickory I’ve worked with. May have to go to the lumberyard and see if they have any and what there’s looks like.

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#7 posted 02-11-2017 01:16 AM

If it’s an imported table….It’s more than likely Acacia of some description. Good luck figuring out exactly which type though, there is over 900 species.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=acacia+wood&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ3Oy07obSAhVBBBoKHf3vB_0Q_AUICCgB&biw=1247&bih=602

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#8 posted 02-11-2017 01:34 AM

I would say that is Hickory.

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#9 posted 02-11-2017 10:21 PM

Yep. It’s Hickory.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#10 posted 02-11-2017 10:33 PM

Another vote for hickory. At work we have a sawmill and the hundreds of hickory slabs we’ve cut look exactly like this.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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