|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 01-19-2014 11:26 PM||746 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
01-19-2014 11:26 PM
I was wondering if y’all could help me ID this wood. I got it from a friend of a friend whose father cut it down in the 60’s, had it milled, and stored it. There is obviously some pretty intense spalting, which is great, but I cannot figure out what the actual species is. My best guess is sycamore. I have never dealt with sycamore in person, but from what I have seen of grain patterns, that is my best guess. If it helps, the wood is from Tennessee. Also, on the backside of the board, there is a portion of heartwood that is a light pink, and is a little different in color that the pale wood you see in the photos. Picture 2 makes it look kind of like oak, but I can tell for sure it is not. It is pretty close-grained. Let me know what you guys think.
Picture 1: about 1 ft away from the board
Picture 2: about 2 inches away from the board
Picture 3: End grain
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