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A.Scott

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03-15-2013 12:29 PM

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Hello fellow woodworkers,
How do you know or how can you tell what type of wood you have when salvaging wood.
1st pic – is wood from a pallet from a kitchen cabinet facility

2nd pic – I have recently came into possession of an older garage door that was all painted up and rotting pannels. I have disasembled it trimmed the boards and I am not sure what type of wood this is.

If pics larger pieces are needed to tell what type of wood they are, let me know and I will post them.


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#1 posted 03-15-2013 12:31 PM

The first one is ash or hickory, likely ash. Can’t tell much about the second one. A pic of the board face and one of the end grain of a clean slice that shows the growth rings will help a lot.

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

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 01:06 PM

Here are end grain pics for the second piece.

I am not sure if means anything but this is from an old pure wooden garage door. I was actually suprised to find that the door was held together with dowels, biscuits and tongue and groove joinery.

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 01:21 AM

It is a softwood, probably a spruce or fir.

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 01:39 AM

First photo of the pallet wood is almost certainly oak.

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

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 02:46 AM

My vote first = oak second = spruce
Oh and how do we know…..

post on lj’s :)

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 02:50 AM

Number one, oak, number two fir.

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 12:35 PM

If the first one is oak, it should have large rays? Does it?

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 01:02 PM

I would go with ash on the first one although it could be white oak.

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#9 posted 03-16-2013 02:43 PM

I’m firmly in WoodLe’s camp on #1.

I’m in the super majority on #2.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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