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Forum topic by spunwood posted 03-08-2014 09:57 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2014 09:57 PM

About to post this fellow on Etsy, but I wanted to list the type of wood,

Pallet Wood yes, but more specifically, no clue.

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 10:11 PM

red oak

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 10:25 PM

I’d say oak or ash, but it’s kind of hard to tell from my phone.

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 10:35 PM

I think ash.

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 10:39 PM

I see no rays in the end grain, so not oak. It looks more like ash than anything else.

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 10:42 PM

toughie..the open grain looks a lot like red oak

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 10:49 PM

I think ash.

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 10:50 PM

Definitely looks like a lot of ash I’ve cut up lately, the grain looks a little like red oak, but the color has me leaning more toward ash.

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 10:56 PM

Well, I know red oak really well and this is not it, so I am going to go with ash. Thanks for the input. Really appreciate it.

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 11:31 PM

I would have went with Oak or Ash

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#11 posted 03-09-2014 12:56 AM

Ash. When I run out of red oak and need a little piece to finish a project I use Ash because they are real close. Most people will not pick up on the difference. PlusAsh is a little cheaper.

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 12:57 AM

Black oak is used a lot for pallet wood. If it is low grade red oak that is used as well. Looks more red oakish with the color and pours on the end grain.

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#13 posted 03-09-2014 04:38 AM

Madts and summerfi are right. It is ash.

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