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Forum topic by aasailor posted 827 days ago 794 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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aasailor

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827 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed lumber old

Hey guys I’m new to the forum. I’ve been working on taking down an old home that was build in the late 1800’s here in southern Indiana. I’m extracting as much wood from the house as possible and I’m having trouble identifying the wood types I have here. I was looking to use some in projects and sell the others, but its been difficult finding buyers when I don’t know exactly what i have. Here are a few pictures of what I’ve got.

EDIT: I have uploaded better pictures, these are from pieces in much better condition.

Taken from the 2nd floor interior.

These three are from the deck flooring.


What do you guys think? Any help is greatly appreciated.


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 827 days ago

The finsishes on these boards, along with possible stains makes it extremely difficult to guess at these species, the splitting in the board that you did sand makes it difficult to guess, I would offer a few guesses, but it’s really in bad shape.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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aasailor

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#2 posted 827 days ago

That’s what I thought but I figured it was worth asking. I’ll pull out boards that are in better condition to take a better look at this time.

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Nomad62

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#3 posted 825 days ago

I can’t say for sure, but they did use alot of ash, walnut, and american chestnut in those years.

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#4 posted 825 days ago

Here’s where I go to ID wood

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 825 days ago

BTW
Welcome to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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aasailor

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#6 posted 825 days ago

Thanks for the help guys. I’ve uploaded better pictures but I think I might just take the places interested samples of what I have. Not sure on whats reasonable for pricing though. 5$ sq foot sounds reasonable, right?

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WDHLT15

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#7 posted 825 days ago

What you have is a softwood, and it is a pine. It looks like a yellow pine versus white pine. Could be red pine, Pinus resinosa. It could be shortleaf, Pinus echinata.

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