LumberJocks

Can anyone name these two species of wood?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by bcwoodworking posted 12-26-2011 10:46 PM 1186 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bcwoodworking's profile

bcwoodworking

31 posts in 1089 days


12-26-2011 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question alder bubinga cocobolo oak purpleheart wenge cedar mahogany padauk willow basswood cherry maple pine walnut zebrawood

Ok the first one I thought was cherry but after comparing a piece of cherry to it!!!! well not cherry! end cut looks a little like walnut but the heart wood is redish and tight grained more than walnut. Its plains sort of easy and cuts easy. Is kinda heavy, and no smell.

t

The next is really light in weigh, and has a very sweet smell. Its not sasafras, I was thinking cypress!!! Really soft wood, plains with ease.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)


11 replies so far

View fussy's profile

fussy

980 posts in 1795 days


#1 posted 12-27-2011 07:46 AM

Cypress. Taxodium distichum.

Steve

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

View Nomad62's profile

Nomad62

726 posts in 1703 days


#2 posted 12-29-2011 12:04 AM

Sure looks like big leaf maple to me.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

View muleskinner's profile

muleskinner

740 posts in 1181 days


#3 posted 12-29-2011 01:25 PM

If someone showed me pictures 5,6, 8 and said it was light, soft and sweet smelling, I’d guess red cedar. Bear in mind that I wouldn’t know Cypress from Crete if I was sitting on it.

-- Visualize whirled peas

View ScotttheSurveyor's profile

ScotttheSurveyor

31 posts in 1096 days


#4 posted 12-29-2011 01:59 PM

Australian Cypress. It looks like my floor.

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

View bcwoodworking's profile

bcwoodworking

31 posts in 1089 days


#5 posted 12-29-2011 02:24 PM

Thanks but I know its not red cedar I have a 8” X 8” X 8’ heart cut of cedar. I beleive it is cypress but its the other piece I am not sure about. I am leaning towards butternut because it is so close to the walnut family.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

View bcwoodworking's profile

bcwoodworking

31 posts in 1089 days


#6 posted 12-29-2011 02:28 PM

Thanks but I know its not red cedar I have a 8” X 8” X 8’ heart cut of cedar. I beleive it is cypress but its the other piece I am not sure about. I am leaning towards butternut but just not sure. Any way will make a beautiful project

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

1210 posts in 1221 days


#7 posted 12-29-2011 03:02 PM

I think that the other piece is tropical. Notice the striped grain caused by interlocked grain common to mahogany.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1438 days


#8 posted 12-29-2011 03:55 PM

My first guess would have been walnut too.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View Jim Finn's profile

Jim Finn

1741 posts in 1666 days


#9 posted 12-30-2011 04:48 AM

I can name them…....George and Gloria…. <grin>

-- In God We Trust

View EPJartisan's profile

EPJartisan

1093 posts in 1870 days


#10 posted 12-30-2011 09:25 AM

Have you considered a European walnut for the first board? It has a few characteristics of American Black walnut, but does not have the color.. more cream than chocolate and it has more contrast between early and late wood. Has open grain, but maybe half that of AB Walnut.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

View bcwoodworking's profile

bcwoodworking

31 posts in 1089 days


#11 posted 01-02-2012 04:41 PM

I have finally figured out the second piece!!! It is juniper and man it made a nice table. Having a concrete top made and under the blue tape i have added a leather covered shelf. The top will be stained with a florida gater head is for a man cave.

-- Patrick Craven (BCWoodworking of NC)

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase