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I have some 70+ year old boards from a pair of twin beds and I can’t figure out the species. It looks like it might be old pine or maybe even oak. I’m jut not sure. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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#1 posted 462 days ago

Douglas fir?

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#2 posted 462 days ago

My guess is Douglas Fir.

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#3 posted 462 days ago

I think Fir too.

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#4 posted 462 days ago

Another vote for Douglas Fir.

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#5 posted 462 days ago

Before I saw the other answers I also thought that it could be fir.

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#6 posted 462 days ago

And another for Douglas Fir, beautiful grain in the first pic.

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#7 posted 462 days ago

Slight chance it’s redwood. Hefting it would tell.



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#8 posted 461 days ago

Looks like Douglas Fir…and If it’s 70 years old, it’ll be as hard as a rock.

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#9 posted 461 days ago

DF was my guess too

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#10 posted 461 days ago

I am in the DF camp, too.

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#11 posted 461 days ago


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#12 posted 461 days ago

Looks just like the DF I salvaged from my dad’s barn.

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#13 posted 461 days ago

Thanks everyone for the feedback; looks like DF is the consensus!

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#14 posted 458 days ago

Id also say Douglas Fir…One sure way to know is to cut it…if it stinks it’s DF !

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#15 posted 458 days ago

If you will send me photos from microscope I will tell you :)

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