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Forum topic by Yonak posted 04-27-2015 03:44 AM 725 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2015 03:44 AM

I don’t normally post this type of thread but I ran across some boards and I’d love to know what they are :

I’m more than tempted to say it’s cherry because of the character and the sapwood . . .

...and because of the burn mark from when I cut off an end piece.

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..But there’s just something about the color that looks more like, say, cedar (it has no cedar smell, but there’s no telling how old it is). I feel like it’s a hardwood but I don’t know. I don’t know where it came from .. domestic or imported.

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#1 posted 04-27-2015 04:07 AM

I’ve honestly got no idea other than it’s got the color of some sinker cypress I saw a few weeks ago in Louisiana.

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#2 posted 04-27-2015 05:25 AM

The flecking pattern in the third picture makes me think sycamore, but that’s all I’m basing it on.

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#3 posted 04-27-2015 11:01 AM

Looks like cherry.


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#4 posted 04-27-2015 11:51 AM

100% sure that it is cherry. That ray fleck is distinctive. Sycamore has a much more dramatic ray fleck. Here is the ray fleck in sycamore:

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#5 posted 04-27-2015 11:52 AM


-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 01:02 PM

Cherry for sure.

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 01:10 PM

Cherry, without a doubt.

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#8 posted 04-27-2015 01:13 PM

You say it may be old? I’d say it’s cherry that’s been darkened by age or sunlight.

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#9 posted 04-27-2015 02:22 PM

Thanks for everyone’s replies.

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