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542 days ago

ive got these boards from a buddy ….im in north central nc, it was out of a tobaccoo barn. it is very light in weight, has tight wood grain

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#1 posted 542 days ago

Looks like a pine, if I was to guess.

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#2 posted 542 days ago

I would say it’s SYP and probably not too old a growth. Looks like a farm raised tree from the grain.

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#3 posted 542 days ago

When I lived in central NC, there were cultivated forests of ‘Loblolley Pine” nearby. I wasn’t familiar with the species, but maybe this could be it?

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#4 posted 542 days ago

SYP look at the width of the summer/winter growth. SYP are fast growers, but I wouldn’t want to work with it after building with it, unless you have a good jointer and planer.

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Could be Douglas Fir.

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#6 posted 542 days ago

Any chance that is Hemlock?

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#7 posted 542 days ago

im not sure i first thought it was maybe fir but i may send a pic to a foresrty guy and see, thanks for yalls input

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#8 posted 542 days ago

From the greenish color most likely cypress. It can look alot like loblolley (heart pine) but it kind of smells like carrots when cut, it’s softer than pine, and ummm well it mixes well with the heart pine.

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#9 posted 541 days ago

I think the SYP is Southern Yellow Pine…? That is what it looks like. I think the tobacco might have given it the green color. It looks like yellow pine to me. That is an opinion. Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one and they are pretty much worthless after the first use.

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#10 posted 541 days ago

It is a softwood for sure Looks more like eastern white pine to me than southern yellow pine. The width of the latewood band ( the darker ring) in relation to the earlywood band (the lighter ring) does not look typical for our southern yellow pine. Plus, if it is light in heft, that also points to white pine. There is a lot of white pine in Western NC.

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#11 posted 541 days ago

SYP (long leaf pine), and loblolly pine are both heavier, denser woods, that greenish tan color, is a dead give away for cypress. Easy to mistake them looking at the grain, but I’m pretty sure it’s cypress, and being I work alot of those kinds of woods…

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#12 posted 541 days ago

You can tell for sure by looking at the end grain. Get a clean slice with a razor blade and look at the rings with a magnifying glass. If it is white pine (or SYP) there will be resin canals in the ring. Cypress (and fir) does not have them.

Here is a good link that describes resin canals and has some very good pictures.

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#13 posted 218 days ago

Have to agree wit TCC cabinetmaker it sure looks like cypress

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#14 posted 218 days ago

I’m not sure about the upper one, the lower one looks like pine to me.

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#15 posted 217 days ago

Check for the resin canals!

http://www.faculty.sfasu.edu/mcbroommatth/lectures/wood_science/lab_2_resin_canal_species.pdf

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