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richardwootton

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538 days ago

These beams are for sale on Craigslist and before I make the trip out there to check them out I was wondering if anyone could help ID what species they are. I’d love it if they turned out to be Chestnut…
http://littlerock.craigslist.org/mat/3548842129.html

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training


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MattinCincy

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#1 posted 538 days ago

It’s absolutely impossible to tell from the pictures, but it’s a safe bet to assume that they are local woods sourced from the surrounding area. A hundred years ago you didn’t ship the timbers for a barn from across the country – you used what was available locally. Go visit the seller and ask him if you can plane a little off of one side of a timber – then you’ll be able to tell.

-- Wag more, bark less.

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richardwootton

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#2 posted 538 days ago

Well that’s what I was thinking, I was just trying to save hour and a half drive if at all possible.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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knotscott

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#3 posted 538 days ago

It definitely looks like wood, but darned if I could say whether or not its chestnut. ;-)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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