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Forum topic by londonbridge posted 09-14-2011 04:33 PM 1234 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2011 04:33 PM

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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#1 posted 09-14-2011 08:34 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 08:42 PM

Thick chunky looking bark, Maybee a young cottonwood

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 10:14 PM

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 09-15-2011 02:15 AM

I was thinking elm, when I first saw it.

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 02:22 AM

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

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 02:57 AM

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

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 11:30 PM

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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#8 posted 10-14-2011 04:52 AM

Looks like a hickory.

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#9 posted 10-14-2011 06:16 AM

no clue

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