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GlennsGrandson

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345 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood id unknown wood unknown lumber black spalt black spalting lumber id

Can anyone help Monte and I ID these logs. We picked them up from a lady’s yard in Sioux Falls, SD yesterday. Unfortunately I don’t think that either myself or Monte actually took a picture of the tree that it cam from. It was a big tree and most of it was still standing for the time being. We milled a decent amount of wood yesterday (appx. 1100 BF) with Monte’s new bandsaw mill. I have a few videos but it’ll probably be a couple of days before I get around to uploading those. These logs were very heavy and seemed pretty hard. The pictures seem pretty true for color. It had some sort of spalting going on that was greyish/black and the nonspalted wood seemed very bright white to slightly yellow.





-- Grant - S/N Dakota


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tefinn

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#1 posted 345 days ago

I’m far from an expert, but based on the look of the bark I’ld say it was some type of beech.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Id 2nd the beech call.

-- "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

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Brandon

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Take a hand plane to a section of it and give us a close up.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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RonInOhio

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#4 posted 345 days ago

I thought Beech also. Again, not an expert at all. The thin bark and dark center.

Here are some Beech logs.

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GlennsGrandson

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Some planed closer pics




-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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tefinn

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Seeing the wood planed and close up I’ll say definitely beech.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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GlennsGrandson

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#7 posted 345 days ago

hmm, thanks everyone. Now, what to do with it (in a couple of years)?

One last question, so the darkness in the middle, is that normal or is that spalting?

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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Straightbowed

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#8 posted 345 days ago

hackberry but I dont know

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 345 days ago

The bark looks exactly like our hackberry but unless spalted it is uniformly white throughout.

You guys be careful out there (with no covers).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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YanktonSD

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#10 posted 345 days ago

It is hackberry, you can tell by the bark on the tree. I have mountains of this. It is also known as poormans oak.

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GlennsGrandson

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#11 posted 345 days ago

I am now leaning more towards Hackberry, matches all of the pictures that I look up.

YanktonSD What do you use it for?

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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tefinn

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#12 posted 344 days ago

I don’t think what you have is Hackberry. The bark isn’t “knobby” enough.
I posted some links to help illustrate what I mean (tried to post the pics but they were huge).

http://www.ipfw.edu/native-trees/AmericanBeechIconGallery.htm
http://www.ipfw.edu/native-trees/HackberryIconGallery.htm

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Straightbowed

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#13 posted 344 days ago

beech has horizontal growth on outside of bark, hackenberry has vertical nubbies but I still dont know could be chipperwart wood

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#14 posted 344 days ago

Looks like Hackberry to me. I am looking at the bark. Beech wood looks like maple. They sometimes call it the other maple. Hackberry is normally pretty white though. Might be whatchacallit.

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YanktonSD

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#15 posted 344 days ago

From what I am told by the old-times is the problem with hackberry is that it stays furry when you try to sand it and it is not good for load bearing because it has a lot of give. I am not sure what to do with it… I cut it out of my oak and walnut groves to have bigger better oak/walnut/elm/cedar/ash. Mostly use it for firewood. Even the pallet guys pass it up, for cottonwood. Cottonwood at least gets harder with age.

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