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05-27-2014 12:39 AM

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Hey all, need some help identifying this lumber. It is pretty dense, at least equivalent to hard maple. The board on the bottom has some grain that looks like ash but the flip side looks like the other boards. Coarse grained, about on the level of oak. Thanks!


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#1 posted 05-27-2014 12:44 AM

End grain shot and the QS face would really help. It’s reminiscent of flat sawn red oak.

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 12:46 AM

Looks like red oak to me. The lighter colored wood on the bottom board is sapwood.

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

Looks like oak to me. Could also be ash.

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

Ok I can get those pictures.

Oak was really the only thing I could think of. Just never seen it with as many knots.

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

Hickory? That can be coarse with dark browns and light white.

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

Thanks for the responses!

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 12:52 AM

Oak, but nice grain.

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 12:55 AM

I’d say red oak. I have lots that looks like that with lots of knots.

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 01:10 AM

Reminds me more of hickory than oak. Are the rays easily seen with the naked eye?

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#10 posted 05-28-2014 11:44 PM

Looks and sounds like hickory to me. :)

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#11 posted 05-29-2014 12:35 AM

Yea, oak it is.

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 12:50 AM

In-laws had some cabinets and trim made out of something that looks like that. It was post oak. Had all the knots like yours.

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#13 posted 05-29-2014 01:57 AM

A pic of the end grain will solve this. No need to guess.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#14 posted 05-29-2014 02:28 AM

+1 to Danny

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#15 posted 05-29-2014 12:36 PM

We should have a standard guideline for wood identification.
Pictures: Face grain, End grain.. clear, clean, and close up.
Description: color, weight, location, grain type, and scent… maybe workability

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