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Willeh

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485 days ago

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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Mark Davisson

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#1 posted 485 days ago

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

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LukieB

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#2 posted 485 days ago

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 485 days ago

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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Tony_S

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#4 posted 485 days ago

Looks like Ash to me.

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 485 days ago

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 485 days ago

Ash was the 1st thing that entered my mind…

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Willeh

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#7 posted 484 days ago

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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cso

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#8 posted 484 days ago

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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thun

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#9 posted 484 days ago

Looks like ash

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 484 days ago

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 484 days ago

nice lookin piece of ash you got there

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 484 days ago

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 484 days ago

Either way

eye candy

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WDHLT15

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#14 posted 484 days ago

Yes, the first pic is for sure ash.

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 484 days ago

Ash. My favorite

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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