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Forum topic by fussy posted 08-24-2011 06:08 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2011 06:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mystery wood help

Have you ever felt happy for a friend aand at the same time want to do him serious bodily harm for wood gloating? Such is my dilema. A friend dropped in today to show samples and pictures of a score. The first was an estimated 400 bd/ft of 5/4 poplar, and a stack of this stuff 5’w x 7’ l x 5’ h; all he has to do is take it out. The material in question is t&g, 4/4, and perfectly sound if it’s all like the piece from which I cut this.!It is all quartersawn, evenly colored throughout, relatively light. and not eal hard. It came from the roof around air handlers in a closed Rockwell/Dana/Spicer Axle plant that was built in the early 60’s. I’m betting chestnut. What say you?

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.


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#1 posted 08-24-2011 06:21 AM

Here’s where I go to help identify wood

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 01:34 PM

Otherwise you could also look at: http://www.wood-database.com/

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 03:50 PM

Fir or redwood.

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 04:13 PM

Fir

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 05:45 PM

Awfully dark for fir, and the growth lines don’t look right either; but it’s hard for me to debate because I don’t recognize what it is. My best guess is black locust.

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 06:31 PM

I saw it looks like cedar

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 03:19 AM

There’s no odor, not nearly hard enough to be black locust. He was told it was redwood, it does look like a softwood. The color had me completely fooled. I shoulda looked here first. It’s redwood. Sawkerf gets the $0.38 grand prize. Thankyou one aand all.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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