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Forum topic by Camper posted 09-22-2010 09:22 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Camper

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09-22-2010 09:22 PM

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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.

-- Tampa-FL


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 09:27 PM

White Oak.

it’s used on pallets that carries heavy loads (granite, stone, mfg. plastics (as in raw materials))

Edit: the following was made out of the same material:
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#2 posted 09-22-2010 09:36 PM

Thanks a bunch!!

Do you think I can use it for jigs etc around the shop? Like a crosscut sledge fence? Is it fairly stable?

Anything that white oak is especially good for? other than a very nice looking mallet :)

-- Tampa-FL

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 09:42 PM

yup, extremely stable once stabilized and milled – mind you – AFTER IT HAS STABILIZED IN YOUR SHOP!!! remember -this is lumber that was only rough milled, and was used outdoors exposed to the weather untreated (which is good since its chemical free, but may have unbalanced stresses and moisture content)

you can use it for anything really, from shop jigs/fences/accessories/handles/mallets (thanks) to tables, boxes, toys, and anything the size will fit (I actually milled and glued together also the slats to make 1.5×1.5 posts for some outdoor projects), it’s supposed to be outdoor friendly – which is the main reason I actually got it, but I have not used it for that purpose yet (although the pallets were indeed outdoors for a while)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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