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Forum topic by Laughran posted 10-17-2013 12:18 AM 709 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2013 12:18 AM

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 10-17-2013 12:39 AM

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 01:29 AM

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 10-17-2013 03:20 PM

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

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 05:17 PM

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 10-18-2013 03:03 AM

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 10-18-2013 01:26 PM

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 10-18-2013 01:57 PM

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 10-18-2013 03:56 PM

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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