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Forum topic by outdoorsman posted 11-07-2013 06:04 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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outdoorsman

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11-07-2013 06:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: please help me identify what species is this barn wood question

I AM DISMANTLING A BARN IN WEST GA. AND I HAVE COME ACROSS SOME WOOD IN THE BARN THAT I NEED HELP IDENTIFYING. THERE IS A LOT OF THIS WOOD IN THE BARN. Some OF THE 2×4s and 2×6. IT HAS A SMOOTH, TIGHT, FAIRLY STRAIGHT / WAVY GRAIN. THE COLOR IS A LIGHT YELLOW COLOR AFTER I CUT INTO IT TO SEE ALL 4 SIDES. IT SEEMS ABOUT THE SAME WEIGHT AS CHERRY MAYBE A LITTLE LIGHTER BUT I DON’T HAVE ANY SCALES. The WOOD WAS ROUGH CUT AND SEEMS TO BE AROUND 65-80 yrs.old. IF I PRESS REALLY HARD WITH MY FINGERNAIL I CAN SEE A VERY VERY SMALL INDENTION FROM MY NAIL.
I TOOK SEVERAL PICTURES ( PICTURE ON THE LEFT IS JUST AS IT WAS REMOVED FROM THE BARN, THE MIDDLE PIC IS AFTER I CUT THE FACE OFF TO EXPOSE THE GRAIN, THE LAST IS THE PIC AFTER SANDING AND ADDING SOME BUTCHER BLOCK OIL. I ALSO TOOK PICS OF THE END GRAIN IN ALL THE PHASES AS WELL.
I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE SOME HELP.
THANKS, Drew

-- Outdoorsman, Ga


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#1 posted 11-07-2013 07:27 PM

Sure looks to me like Poplar. Poplar is very common in central and northern Georgia. I use Poplar a lot and have four or five trees in my yard. I’m in Atlanta not too far from you.

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 01:34 PM

Looks like that you have more than one type of wood. I see yellow poplar and hackberry. Post a very close-up pic of the 4th pic where a piece of the end grain is sliced clean with a razor knife. If it is hackberry, the pores in the latewood portion if the growth ring will be arranged in wavy bands.

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 01:52 PM

I agree with multiple species. The yellowish one could be locust. If its locust it will be very hard.

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