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Forum topic by cgm_md posted 01-30-2014 11:57 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2014 11:57 AM

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I am trying to identify the piece of lumber in the bottom of this picture. For comparison, the piece in the top of the picture is naturally aged cherry. The lower piece is a fair amount heavier and obviously about the same size. I am still pretty new at this, so I appreciate the help.


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#1 posted 01-30-2014 11:58 AM

Sorry for unintentional reply.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 12:59 PM

It is pink like that when cherry comes off my sawmill.

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 01:57 PM

It looks like fresh milled cherry to me.

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 02:14 PM

Looks like cherry to me too.

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 02:42 PM

From what i can see in the picture it looks like cherry. The weight difference that you are mentioned could be do to extra moisture in the new piece compared to the aged cherry.

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 02:46 PM

Cherry by the look of it, those little brown spots are a dead give away.

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 10:02 PM

Well, that’s what I was thinking too. The only thing is that it is far from freshly milled. It sat in my wife’s grandfather’s shop for years.

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 01:39 AM

more photos please…could it be a teak of some sort?

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#9 posted 02-04-2014 04:25 PM

Okay, here are some more pics. Any votes for some sort of maple? That’s what my father-in-law is voting.

The good news is that it is a beautiful board (IMO) no matter what it is. It is going to make a nice lid to my first jewelry box.

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#10 posted 02-04-2014 04:33 PM

Looks a lot like cherry, but it could also be a large birch trunk but I doubt it.

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 04:39 PM

look at the wood half way down the page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch

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#12 posted 02-04-2014 04:47 PM

To me the growth rings are too far apart for cherry. But what do I know. Some bark would help. What does it smell like when you cut it? Beautiful little stool.

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