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Forum topic by revanson11 posted 780 days ago 619 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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revanson11

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780 days ago

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I purchased a 4” x 4” x 24” piece of wood at a local auction for a couple of bucks. The piece was a rich dark redish brown on the outside. I was surprised when I ran it through the joiner and once the outer skin was taken off the inside was a bright yellow. Any help on what species this might be. Could it be Yellow Heart? Thanks for any help. What species turns dark brown on the outside but stays yellow inside.

-- Randy, Central MN


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#1 posted 780 days ago

Going to need a picture for accurate help.

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#2 posted 779 days ago

If the wood is extremely heavy dense and hard my guess would be osage orange.

-- skidiot northern illinois

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#3 posted 778 days ago

Without a picture, the description (yellow inside turning brown on the outside) perfectly describes Mulberry. It starts out yellow, but turns a lovely brown.

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#4 posted 778 days ago

eh, pictures help with wood identification, make sure the light from your camera flash doesn’t bleach out the color, or it’s not too dark to see the color…

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

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#5 posted 778 days ago

A close-up pic of a clean slice on the end grain is most important.

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

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