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Forum topic by Willeh posted 03-30-2013 09:40 PM 885 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Willeh

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03-30-2013 09:40 PM

Having one of those days… cant decide on what i’m thinking this is.

Been searching for a affordable source of wood for a roubo style workbench, friend of the family mentioned there was a “stack of wood” in her basement.

She sent me these pictures:

Face:

Side:

You can see the stack on the background for perspective on how wide the boards are.

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "


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#1 posted 03-30-2013 09:50 PM

I’m going to say ash, at least for the wood shown in photo #1.

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 09:53 PM

Looks like workbench wood. : )

My first thought was oak, looks a little light in color though, could be Ash or maybe Birch, in that first photo it looks like there is a little “figure” in it, which I see in Birch a lot.

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richardwootton

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 09:54 PM

Well the first photo looks kind of like Ash and the two larger boards look like they might be Walnut, but that could just be the picture and the lighting.

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 10:01 PM

Looks like Ash to me.

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 10:03 PM

Most likely ash, but could be butternut, although less likely.

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 10:22 PM

Ash was the 1st thing that entered my mind…

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Willeh

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 11:40 PM

I was leaning towards ash too.. Any thoughts on how ash will do as a workbench top?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 11:52 PM

First 2 pics look like ash to me….last pic is kind of random, looks like one or two of them could be pine from the knot patterns a seen in the picture

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 11:55 PM

Looks like ash

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#10 posted 03-31-2013 12:00 AM

Ash would be a fine workbench top and that wide board walnut would make beautiful accents. I may have a tough time ripping those if theyre indeed walnut. A mighty fine score regardless.

Also if she needs more friends .. Im available. Jus sayin.

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#11 posted 03-31-2013 12:07 AM

nice lookin piece of ash you got there

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#12 posted 03-31-2013 12:23 AM

Definitely Ash in the first photo , and I would have to say Pine in the third : )

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Moron

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#13 posted 03-31-2013 12:37 AM

Either way

eye candy

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#14 posted 03-31-2013 02:05 AM

Yes, the first pic is for sure ash.

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 02:20 AM

Ash. My favorite

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

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