|Forum topic by Willeh||posted 384 days ago||799 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
384 days ago
Ok Lumberjocks, need some help identifying some wood.
The wood came from a my dad’s friend in exchange for a 6 pack of beer…. it has been in a barn in St. Catharines Ontario for decades.. Ended up with a dozen boards, all 7 ft long, inch thick, and varying from 3-8 inch wide.
Anyways.. the old guy thought it was walnut, but after planing off a bit of the surface, it doesn’t look like any walnut I have in my stock..
No apparent smell (It could be due to decades in a barn), but it planes easily and comes very smooth.
Close up of the grain:
This is a side beside with a piece of walnut from my stock (Walnut on the right)
Here are a few pieces side by side to show the larger grain pattern.. There is a fair bit of difference in the colour between each board:
Here is a board polished up a bit to show its depth of colour:
Your ideas/help are appreciated! I can answer any extra questions you may have to try to figure it out.
-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "