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05-27-2013 04:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood

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 05-27-2013 04:31 PM

Douglas fir?

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 04:32 PM

My guess is Douglas Fir.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 05:03 PM

I think Fir too.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 05:14 PM

Another vote for Douglas Fir.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 05:19 PM

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

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 05:22 PM

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

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 11:17 PM

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

Kindly,

Lee

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#8 posted 05-28-2013 12:14 AM

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 05-28-2013 01:16 AM

DF was my guess too

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#10 posted 05-28-2013 01:29 AM

I am in the DF camp, too.

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#11 posted 05-28-2013 01:35 AM

DF.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 05-28-2013 01:50 AM

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

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#13 posted 05-28-2013 04:20 AM

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

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#14 posted 05-31-2013 01:52 PM

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 05-31-2013 01:54 PM

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

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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