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849 days ago

Could anyone tell me what kind of wood this is I salvaged it from a barn from the 1900’s its heavy and hard


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#1 posted 849 days ago

Without knowing what region your in, it’s tougher…

A southern guess would be Camfer.

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#2 posted 849 days ago

Im in southern md

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#3 posted 849 days ago

What does it smell like?

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#4 posted 849 days ago

homegrown

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#5 posted 849 days ago

Not sure what it smells like

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#6 posted 849 days ago

With the very narrow sapwood band, the color of the heartwood, the ring porous grain, and pores filled with tyloses, this would be black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia. It was a common wood used on the farm, particularly for fence posts. It has great natural decay resistance.

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#7 posted 849 days ago

Idk if this will help but heres a pick of the endgrain

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#8 posted 849 days ago

Hello Brad, That is ash..It is a little darker than blonde ash because of the age…Great pic….Jeeper2244..

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#9 posted 849 days ago

Dont think its ash it very heavy

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#10 posted 849 days ago

Chinkapin?

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#11 posted 848 days ago

What trees are native to your area ?
Northern MD is Oak.
Bay area is Cypress.
You said it was heavy, makes me think OAK !

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#12 posted 848 days ago

Its not oak I think its black locust

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#13 posted 848 days ago

I am completely sure that it is black locust. Ash does not have the pores totally occluded with tyloses. The white in the end grain pic are the pores totally plugged with tyloses. It should be very dense and heavy.

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#14 posted 848 days ago

Yeah thanks wdhlt15 I did some research and im certain its black locust its very heavy and dense. Has any one had any experience using black locust its a beautiful wood I would like to use it on a project.we pulled like 20 or more logs out of the barn and id hate for it to go to waste

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#15 posted 848 days ago

It looks a lot like aged Osage Orange.
Also could be mullberry, has that kind of grain and color after aging.
But I would go with O.O.

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