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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 09-06-2014 01:49 AM 1012 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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09-06-2014 01:49 AM

Sorry if this isnt a great picture to identify the wood with, but I am picking up what the guy said is Walnut, at around .38c/bdft rough saw, been dried, and sitting in a barn for 35 years. wondering what you guys think. I will probably go to a hardwood store tomorrow to see if they can tell what it is.

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#1 posted 09-06-2014 02:04 AM

It looks a bit like Douglas fir to me, because it is kind of reddish in color. If I could smell it I would know for sure. Df smells resinous, walnut is pungent and sharp. $.38 a bf is an extremely good price for walnut. If it turns out to be walnut, buy all you can at that price.

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#2 posted 09-06-2014 02:23 AM

I got some more pics, including with some of it wet!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nbgjtp1.jpg!

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#3 posted 09-06-2014 02:35 AM

It not Douglas fir. See picture of DF

It very well could be walnut with sap wood on the sides. Got a picture of the face of a board.

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 02:41 AM

At 38c BF I’d buy just about anything.

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 02:48 AM

It might be easier to tell with a bigger piece of wood and on the face instead of the end.. It looks pretty soft and porous. Either way if it looks like good wood I would get it.

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#6 posted 09-06-2014 02:53 AM

Found this picture of walnut end grain.

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#7 posted 09-06-2014 02:55 AM

And this one.

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#8 posted 09-06-2014 03:21 AM

Looks like redwood with sap to me.
A picture of the face wood be more helpful.

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#9 posted 09-06-2014 03:27 AM

It’s walnut with sapwood, I’d bet on it. Do you have a photo of the face grain?

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#10 posted 09-06-2014 03:30 AM

I tried to sand down some of the edge, but It isn’t that great of a piece since it is so small.


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#11 posted 09-06-2014 03:36 AM

yeah, definitely not redwood.

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#12 posted 09-06-2014 02:29 PM

I picked up some walnut from family sources in Missouri. It had a very reddish, to almost purple hue. I vote Walnut.

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#13 posted 09-06-2014 03:19 PM

Yes, it is walnut. The dude told you right.

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