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Blackie_

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02-16-2013 03:11 PM

I was hoping from these photos someone might be able to tell me what kind of tree this is, I got this log from some tree trimmers as they were removing it from someones front yard, I was thinking some sort of Ash?

Thanks

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woodshaver

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 03:20 PM

It sure looks like ash. Does it have an open grain like oak? Maybe if you take a small slice from it, sand it. and rub some finish on it then post a close up shot it might be easier to see the grain for a better ID.

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 03:33 PM

Randy, Ash for sure since I am just a few miles from you. :) Looks like you got the base of the tree.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 03:35 PM

I cut a fair amount of ash, I would guess it’s ash.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 04:17 PM

Yep Randy it’s part of the base and as I had expected it was Ash.

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#5 posted 02-16-2013 04:17 PM

Tony I’ll try that when I have the chance, thanks

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 04:21 PM

Be careful.Ash has a number of problems these days. Insects are killing them off, and they are forbidden from interstate movement. Otherwise what are you planning if anything, at this point.

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 04:23 PM

Good idea, to ask and great to get responses. Have a few pieces I might ask for confirmation once I get going and catch up to you…ya right!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 04:49 PM

Nothing projected as of yet Thomas but most likely boxes.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#9 posted 02-16-2013 06:43 PM

Panga Panga

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#10 posted 02-16-2013 08:04 PM

DAMN! Already answered. And I was gonna say “It’s a DEAD one” :-)

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#11 posted 02-16-2013 08:13 PM

It is gonna have a bunch of “goofy” grain judging from the bark.
Bet it’ll look good.
Bill

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#12 posted 02-16-2013 09:35 PM

Well the answer is provided but I wanted to say what a great website we have here. I am sure impressed with the friendliness of members here and their willing nature to answer questions and post projects. I spend more time here than any other website!

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