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londonbridge

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1048 days ago

Can anyone help me to identify this type of wood? It came from a greenwaste dump in NE Oklahoma. It is extremely hard and has little divets in the side. It also has what appears to be beetle damage which can be seen in the first picture. I encountered a number of larvae while removing the bark. It also has a nice smell to it as I sand it, but not a smell like cedar. Thanks.


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Don W

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#1 posted 1048 days ago

I would guess some type of elm that had died standing.

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#2 posted 1048 days ago

Thick chunky looking bark, Maybee a young cottonwood

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#3 posted 1048 days ago

If it has a camphor (i.e. Ben Gay) smell, it might be Eucalyptus. The last two pics look like a different species.

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#4 posted 1048 days ago

I was thinking elm, when I first saw it.

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#5 posted 1048 days ago

Just a guess, but my first thought was black hickory (Carya texana).

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Carbide

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#6 posted 1048 days ago

The top one looks like red elm and the bottom looks like bur oak.

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#7 posted 1020 days ago

do you have black locust trees. The bark looks like it could be that . but it also looks like elm in the peeled pictures with the worm tracks Andysden

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WDHLT15

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#8 posted 1019 days ago

Looks like a hickory.

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doordude

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#9 posted 1019 days ago

no clue

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