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Forum topic by Ben322 posted 04-18-2015 03:41 PM 991 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2015 03:41 PM

Hello, I have found lots of useful information on this site and want to say thank you. I am trying to find out what type of wood I have in the photo. I picked it up from a church about three years ago and have stored it in my shed until now.i cut the log on my band saw then jointed and planned it. Thanks for any help


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#1 posted 04-18-2015 03:46 PM

Nice coloring! It could be poplar. I have seen some interesting colors in poplar when iron or other metal shavings have been placed near the growing trees, although maybe not quite as bright.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 09:23 PM

It could be poplar they do grow here. Im not sure of any metal shaving or iron that would have been near the tree though. The photo you showed does show some similarities in the color. My wood looks pale pink then at the bottom the knot is fluorescent green. Pretty interesting, I was thinking sycamore but I’m not a woodoligist! Thanks for your reply.

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 09:34 PM

Where is here? Looks like boxelder to me.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 09:42 PM

Here is Ladson Southcarolina.
This picture shows a picture off the log itself thanks for the replies.

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 10:04 PM

Box elder does grow there. It is a member of the maples.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 04-19-2015 12:54 AM

Could it still be box elder even though my log when cut like these logs shows no similarities? Wood was pretty soft compared to maple

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 12:57 AM

I would say yes. I think those are exceptional examples. Did you find that on a Google search? I’m sure growing conditions and age affect how red the wood gets.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 04-19-2015 12:59 AM

Also I forgot to mention I cut open 2 other logs when I first got them 3 years ago and they did not show any of the Redish pink color this log does now. The first logs looked more pale green in the center thanks again.

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#9 posted 04-19-2015 01:04 AM

Firefighterontheside, yes I did find them on Google. Again thanks for all the replies. trying to narrow it down on Google can be difficult since there are so many examples!

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#10 posted 04-19-2015 01:18 AM

Yes, it is yellow poplar.

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

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#11 posted 04-19-2015 01:36 AM

I believe it, but how can you tell, from the bark?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 04-19-2015 02:25 AM

If you don’t mind explaining how you can tell I would appreciate it. Thanks

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#13 posted 04-19-2015 12:25 PM

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#14 posted 04-20-2015 02:55 AM

Thank for all the help guys. Any idea why the earlier cut wood did not have the redish color but then after being in the shed for 3 years the red shows up?

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#15 posted 04-20-2015 11:28 AM

Enzymatic oxidation. In maple, it turns the wood gray.

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

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