Needing closure on this and was hoping by turning to folks here on LM’s can help me bring an end to identifying this wood I feel as though I’m on a seesaw or a merry-go-round trying to come to a conclusion if this is Pecan or Walnut.
Here’s the story.
Lady in a neighboring town said she had some walnut on the ground that had been there for over a couple years and that I could have it so I gathered up my saw, gloves and tools and headed out on the 45 mile drive. Once there she pointed out everything what was what, she had a couple 12” logs of Pecan laying apart by her driveway, then 20’ away lay part of a trunk of walnut and then 30’ from that was a still standing dark walnut that had been dead for many years so I first loaded up the two pecans then cut in portions the walnut trunk that was on the ground and then I downed the walnut tree standing. The first group of pictures is the wood in question, the house I got them from was built pre-Texas independence the lady claims it’s Walnut when I questioned her she called some older relatives and they all claim it to be walnut, when I took a sample to my local lumber supplier the person I showed it to said it was pecan, looking at it to me seems too dark to be pecan buy to light to be walnut and I did research on cross pollination pecan and walnut and found the answer to be no they can’t, so I’m at a dilemma walnut or pecan, One other thing in my experience when cutting walnut it has a distinct smell in which I’m not getting when cutting this wood but the folks still claim it to be walnut, I grabbed several pictures
Here shows the trunk as a whole before being cut, ignore the word “Pecan” written on the log as that was my doing when trying to ID it.
These are photos after the cuts.
Thanks so much for your help in this matter, look forward to putting this at an end if possible.
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