|Forum topic by George_SA||posted 585 days ago||1106 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
585 days ago
I had to take out a fence post recently to put in a new gate to the property. The post is quite heavy and I suspected some good wood in disguise. I cut of the top end of the post and this is what it looks like.
The wood is quite hard and does not sand very easy. The saw marks can be seen on the photos and my first atemp at sanding it out was unsucsesfull (I must add that it was just a quick try)
Any help in identifying what type of wood it might be will be appreciated. I live in South Africa, but the wood might be imported. The fence posts are about 50 years old. Except for the natural grey weathered colour, it seems that the weather did not realy damage the wood. The top end has a few cracks which run down about 1 inch (25mm).
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