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texretvet

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04-17-2015 12:44 AM

My Dad and I took down and old barn and log cabin and this was in the barn. At first I thought it was a table top, but it appears to be cut off of the top of something else.

I can’t tell what kind of wood it is either.

Anyone have any ideas?


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WDHLT15

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 12:53 AM

Looks like luan to me.

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 12:59 AM

A round Tuit.

Congratulations on getting one.
I’ve never managed to.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 01:06 AM

Thanks Pickle.

I have never gotten a round Tuit until now. This is really a first for me. LOL

WD….it does look close to Luan from what I have seen on the interwebs. I was thinking maybe some kind oof Mahogany, but I really don’t know much about wood ID.

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 01:08 AM

Whatever it was, it would make a nice rustic table top.

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 01:12 AM

I am pretty certain that it is a really big lid to a dumpling steamer. Like one of these but bigger:

You use it to feed an army.

Greg

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#6 posted 04-17-2015 01:42 AM



Whatever it was, it would make a nice rustic table top.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

That is what it will probably be used for.

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 02:39 AM

I’m think a lid to a cistern.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 04-17-2015 02:58 AM

I agree with Rad457. It was most likely a lid to cover a well or cistern. Likely custom made to a specific tank on the property that may or may not also be made of wood (and likely rotted away if it was).

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#9 posted 04-17-2015 03:36 AM

Yep….

A lid

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#10 posted 04-17-2015 10:37 AM

Since you’re from Texas, how about a cookie jar lid?

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#11 posted 04-17-2015 11:17 AM

It does show the interlocked grain pattern of mahogany.

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#12 posted 04-17-2015 12:46 PM

Lauan is a mahogany species. Called philippine mahogany. A very poor substitute.


Thanks Pickle.

I have never gotten a round Tuit until now. This is really a first for me. LOL

WD….it does look close to Luan from what I have seen on the interwebs. I was thinking maybe some kind oof Mahogany, but I really don t know much about wood ID.

- texretvet

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texretvet

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#13 posted 04-17-2015 01:53 PM

Thanks for all the answers so far.

I’m gonna make a table out of it. Should make a nice one. Not sure what I will use for the base yet. I would like to do something a little different and interesting.

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#14 posted 04-17-2015 02:22 PM

It doesn’t look like it was any where near water. I might be a cover for a large barrel that held grain.

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#15 posted 04-17-2015 05:24 PM

Large Viking shield. Later version, used by the strongest of Vikings, to protect their legs and feet from arrows.

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