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07-26-2014 03:11 AM

I was told this was a certain species, but I’m not sure I agree…

Thanks.


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#1 posted 07-26-2014 03:13 AM

Red oak. Note the “straws” on the end.

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 03:14 AM

Looks like red oak to me too.

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 03:23 AM

For certain it is red oak.

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 03:51 AM

There are numerous oaks that are grouped or referred to as red oaks, but I think the most common we see is northern red oak(quercus rubra).

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 12:41 PM

Appreciate all the replies. I believed it to be red oak, but was told it was white oak. I am intending on buying white oak for a porch floor and know that it would be bad news if they gave me red instead.

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 01:27 PM

Red oak, for sure.

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 03:14 PM

White oak doesn’t have those open straws on the end grain. Red oak does. That’s why red oak isn’t used outdoors, but white oak is.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#8 posted 07-27-2014 12:41 AM

It could be ash.

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#9 posted 07-27-2014 12:59 AM

Red Oak for certain.

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#10 posted 07-27-2014 01:03 AM

Red Oak
http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/distinguishing-red-oak-from-white-oak/

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#11 posted 07-27-2014 01:10 AM

Red oak.

But more importantly, you win the awards for the best pictures taken when asking everyone to ID wood. Great job. If every wood ID picture was that good, we’d all actually know what we had in our shops.

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#12 posted 07-27-2014 01:16 AM

I second Oysters comment. Those were great pics!

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#13 posted 07-27-2014 01:16 AM

Red oak. I agree with oyster about your pics. Best end grain pic for sure.

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#14 posted 07-27-2014 01:54 AM

Thanks …

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#15 posted 07-27-2014 02:44 AM

And yet again, flat sawn Red oak fo sheezee!

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