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03-29-2013 03:29 PM

I took this tree down from my brother’s north Houston yard after it died. It was a fairly young tree, being about 8” dia. at the trunk. I’m interested in making something sentimental for him from the wood and I’m curious what I’ve got here.

You can see the heart wood is dark with light sapwood. The sapwood has rays that veer in different directions and the heartwood seems fairly straight-grained. There were quite a few worms going to work inside. While cutting it, it smelled a bit like maple. It is quite hard, but cut easily on the bandsaw while milling.

IDEAS???


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#1 posted 03-29-2013 03:31 PM

Bur oak.

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 03:58 PM

Persimmon

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/persimmon.htm

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 05:24 PM

after cleaning up one of these pieces with a handplane, I’m leaning toward some sort of oak, due to the quarter-sawn appearance of the sapwood. But the dark wood in the center? I’m not familiar with that…

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 05:39 PM

I agree with DaddyZ after looking at the website he posted in his comment, looks like persimmon to me. It could be a new sycamore-ebony hybrid I’ve been reading about, yeah, right. Anyway, that lumber will make some stunning projects.

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 05:58 PM

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/permission-persimmon-7886/

More Pics, Google Persimmon Lumber Pics

also could be Blackjack Oak with the ray flecks, around the base of the tree were there Nuts or Fruits ?

Bark Looks about the same

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 08:03 PM

DaddyZ, that last link is interesting for sure. I cannot recall seeing any nuts/fruits around the tree. Sure would’ve been nice to have taken a couple of pictures of the dead leaves…darn!

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 08:15 PM

I’m thinking it’s live oak judging from the grain and bark. Persimmon’s bark looks different than what I’m seeing in these pictures. Also live oak is very abundant in the area where the tree was cut.

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 02:05 AM

It is one of the red oaks. It died from hypoxylon canker.

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=16442

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 02:08 AM

Dallas- That looks fairly similar to the live oak you sent me???

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 02:15 AM

Water oak is in that area also. I am not saying this is water oak because I have only seen it with leaves on it. I am saying it grows in the area. Blackjack that we grow in oklahoma is red when you cut into it like that. More than red oak.

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 02:54 AM

If it were persimmon, that wood would be HARD. Persimmon is an ebony.

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 12:25 PM

Hypoxlyon canker is murder on drought stricken red oaks.

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

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 01:15 PM

wow, HUD8212A managed to nail the mode of death it appears. reading the link leaves little doubt about that.

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#14 posted 03-31-2013 02:07 AM

The pattern on the bark is distinctive. Who is HUD8212A ?

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

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 01:48 PM

that’s very odd. HUD8212A appears when I copy and paste your name, WDHLT15.
Crazy phone…

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