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Laughran

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315 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: saw logs wood identify

I have a chance to get 2 saw logs, but I am not sure if they are White Oak or if they are Oak at all. Can anyone identify them from these pictures?
They are coming from a grove of trees in S.E. Wisconsin

-- David


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#1 posted 315 days ago

While I am no log expert…I would throw Elm out there.

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#2 posted 315 days ago

Elmy looking to me, too. Take a close-up pic of a clean slice of the end grain (sliced with a razor knife). Elm will have the latewood pores arranged in distinct wavy bands.

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

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#3 posted 314 days ago

If you can, post a pic of the leaves, that really helps

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#4 posted 314 days ago

Unfortunately all the branches went thru a chipper before I got there. The trees are coming from a commercial building site where all the logs are just piled up after cutting them down and all branches are chipped. So all I really have to go with is the bark.

-- David

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#5 posted 314 days ago

The pore structure in the growth ring will either confirm or rule out elm.

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

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#6 posted 313 days ago

I had a guy with a portable saw mill look at them and he says they are burr oak which he says is white oak.
Is burr oak the type of white oak that is used in Arts and Crafts and Mission furniture?

-- David

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#7 posted 313 days ago

White oak is fine for furniture. Its perfect for outdoor furniture because it will last longer than you or I when left to the elements.

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#8 posted 313 days ago

Is burr oak the type of white oak that is used in Arts and Crafts and Mission furniture?

Yes, bur oak is one of several species marketed as white oak. If you want to use it for a&c furniture have your mill quarter saw it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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