Someone help me identify this wood (out of this world)

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 10:00 PM


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#2 posted 05-01-2015 10:19 PM

Oh, that’s some of that Alienwood isn’t it? :-)

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 10:24 PM

Bark looks like oak. Pretty though.

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 10:31 PM


I agree that the bark looks like Oak, but I have never seen anything like that inside a slice from any local oak trees.

I am not usually a ” live edge” fan, but that is an amazing piece of wood. I would love to see the next slice down with more of the field showing to see if the amazing grain pattern continues through, but then it would forever alter the piece.

The dimensions would be helpful to help you plan the best use of the wood. The narrow area might limit the options you have. It deserves some very careful thought.

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 10:38 PM

Kind of looks like elm, but too hard to tell w/o a better picture.

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 10:57 PM

Not sure what type of wood it is but you get that grain pattern when the tree has been bent and twisted as it grows.

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 02:10 AM

Bark looks like elm, grain in the wood looks to be I think hickory.

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 01:37 PM

Bark and grain look very ash like from here.

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 01:57 PM

Who cares what it is. That’s a really cool piece of wood. Now the pressure of finding that special project for it.
Nice find

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#10 posted 05-03-2015 01:38 AM

Not sure what type of wood it is but you get that grain pattern when the tree has been bent and twisted as it grows.

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I was thinking that the boards will probably have to be pretty thick to allow for twisting, for the same reason, before final use. That’s got to have a lot of stress in it.

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#11 posted 05-03-2015 02:25 AM

Kentucky coffee?

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 08:52 PM

Andy is right. It is ash.

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#13 posted 05-04-2015 10:42 PM

Yes it is Ash. I don’t remember exactly where I got it but I’m glad I stopped planing it when I did.

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#14 posted 05-05-2015 03:16 AM

Andy is right. It is ash.


..And there you have it.

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