|Forum topic by Camper||posted 09-22-2010 09:22 PM||790 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-22-2010 09:22 PM
As the title says, what kind of wood are these? I guess it can be more than one kind…they were rough sawn and dirty, so i planed 3 pieces to help identify.
There is significant color variation and I got 3 pieces representative of each. The wood is much heavier than same size pine and it is very hard. There also is very little cupping and twist compared with pine and fir that I have used/seen before. It hold nails extremely well. It was impossible to get them out without cutting them out (my right arm is sort of fractured so I was not using a sledge hammer but nonetheless…). The odor after planing was not that strong….Hope this is enough info to help identify.
I salvaged them from a granite company’s parking lot ( I am not sure but maybe 25-75bf total..maybe a small wood gloat :)). I guess granite was shipped on pallets/frames made out of this wood. Someone told me it looks like white oak…dunno if it rings a bell but he did not look like an expert by any stretch of imagination.
Thanks in advance. If other shots from different angles would help identify i can take more pictures.