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01-10-2018 07:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood species oak pecan poplar maple walnut log

I have been running my mill for two years now and today was pulling wood from the oak log pile. I get my logs from several people so not sure who brought this particular log. The bark appeared to be oak but when I cut into it it appeared to have a pecan like interior. I have cut pecan before and this doesn’t look like pecan to me. I will post pictures and see if anyone may know what it is. Thank you in advance.


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#1 posted 01-10-2018 08:28 PM

Absolutely beautiful! I’d guess pecan.

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 10:21 PM

Boy, that looks really familiar… I don’t think it’s pecan though.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 10:25 PM

Mesquite. That’d be my guess. Wait ‘till some professionals chip in, I guess :)

-- Pete

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 10:40 PM

You’ll need to take some better pictures. Close ups of the Heart and sap wood and clean end grain if possible.

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

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 10:55 PM

I posted a thread about persimmon a week or so ago….looks like the same stuff several guys posted photos of. Not saying it definitely is…I have personally never seen any, but the photos the guys were nice enough to post sure did look way too much like it.

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#6 posted 01-10-2018 11:44 PM

I’m starting to think it is pecan the heartwood and ring around the heartwood sure look the same. What was throwing me off was the bark looked very dark not like the grayish bark of pecan. I think maybe it having sat for some time in a pile of logs maybe darkened the bark? I will look up the persimmon and mesquite to be sure thanks for the help

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 12:27 AM



I’m starting to think it is pecan the heartwood and ring around the heartwood sure look the same. What was throwing me off was the bark looked very dark not like the grayish bark of pecan. I think maybe it having sat for some time in a pile of logs maybe darkened the bark? I will look up the persimmon and mesquite to be sure thanks for the help

- Buffalocreeksm

When you mention the bark that jarred my memory a bit…the bark on a persimmon tree is very distinct. On an older bigger tree like one those boards would have had to come from the bark is dark and it looks like somebody “tiled” the trunk. If you have enough bark left on the boards to tell I would suggest you look up persimmon bark too.

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#8 posted 01-11-2018 12:31 AM

Alder. Definitely.

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#9 posted 01-11-2018 12:32 AM

I appreciate all the help

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#10 posted 01-11-2018 01:36 AM

Where are you located? I believe that it is sweetgum. Scroll down about half this page and you will see some sweetgum heartwood pics.

http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/gum.htm

BTW, pecan is a hickory and it is ring porous. Sweetgum is diffuse porous. A big difference.

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

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