LumberJocks

Help identifying wood

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Willeh posted 481 days ago 642 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Willeh's profile

Willeh

228 posts in 937 days


481 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... "


17 replies so far

View Mark Davisson's profile

Mark Davisson

476 posts in 1915 days


#1 posted 481 days ago

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

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

View LukieB's profile

LukieB

921 posts in 928 days


#2 posted 481 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.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

View richardwootton's profile

richardwootton

1081 posts in 553 days


#3 posted 481 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.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

View Tony_S's profile (online now)

Tony_S

416 posts in 1681 days


#4 posted 481 days ago

Looks like Ash to me.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5252 posts in 1196 days


#5 posted 481 days ago

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

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7620 posts in 2650 days


#6 posted 481 days ago

Ash was the 1st thing that entered my mind…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View Willeh's profile

Willeh

228 posts in 937 days


#7 posted 481 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... "

View cso's profile

cso

63 posts in 1286 days


#8 posted 481 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

View thun's profile

thun

6 posts in 481 days


#9 posted 481 days ago

Looks like ash

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

10387 posts in 1604 days


#10 posted 481 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.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View Moron's profile

Moron

4666 posts in 2491 days


#11 posted 481 days ago

nice lookin piece of ash you got there

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11638 posts in 2286 days


#12 posted 481 days ago

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Moron's profile

Moron

4666 posts in 2491 days


#13 posted 481 days ago

Either way

eye candy

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

1069 posts in 1074 days


#14 posted 481 days ago

Yes, the first pic is for sure ash.

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

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13247 posts in 936 days


#15 posted 481 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

showing 1 through 15 of 17 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase