LumberJocks

Yet another wood id help....

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Rockytop posted 03-23-2017 12:29 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Rockytop's profile

Rockytop

37 posts in 463 days


03-23-2017 12:29 PM

After studying the wood database, I’m really thinking sycamore. Any thoughts? The 1st pic is a random board, 2nd end grain & the 3rd is the headboard I just built. Look @ the middle board. On a scrap piece, I applied polyurethane as a test & it turns a real deep red( almost like rust)! This came out of a barn I just bought. Both the barn & I reside in Northeast TN.


8 replies so far

View mahdee's profile

mahdee

3829 posts in 1607 days


#1 posted 03-23-2017 12:37 PM

It could be cherry but I don’t see any burn marks at the end grain from your saw. Cherry will get darker in time as well.

-- earthartandfoods.com

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

1790 posts in 487 days


#2 posted 03-23-2017 12:56 PM

I would say sycamore or maple … would have clean up a face to be sure.

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

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

17031 posts in 2846 days


#3 posted 03-23-2017 12:56 PM

If it curls up like a piece of baconon ya in about week its sycamore. Also look at the edge grain. Quarter sawn sycamore is pretty distinct.

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

View JayT's profile

JayT

5455 posts in 2050 days


#4 posted 03-23-2017 01:00 PM

Doesn’t look like sycamore to me. I’m thinking cherry, birch or possibly a soft maple of some kind.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

View IHRedRules's profile

IHRedRules

112 posts in 1315 days


#5 posted 03-23-2017 01:11 PM

Second pic sure looks like cherry with a lot of sapwood.

View ChefHDAN's profile

ChefHDAN

992 posts in 2689 days


#6 posted 03-23-2017 01:29 PM

+1 Cherry

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

1695 posts in 2315 days


#7 posted 03-25-2017 12:01 AM

Yes, cherry.

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

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

690 posts in 655 days


#8 posted 03-26-2017 01:20 PM

I agree with some others. The board on the right in the first picture looks like cherry to me. The board on the left is either sap wood or some other species. I use a good bit of quarter sawn sycamore and I have never seen it that color.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com