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05-15-2015 10:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: barn wood reclaimed wood identify

The first 3 are all the same wood and the last 3 are all the same ass well thanks

Pulling wood off an 1842 barn and there is a lot of different types of wood. If anyone can help me identify these that would be great.


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#1 posted 05-15-2015 10:38 AM

Hmm i´d say in the pine, fir, spruce region. Need more information; how heavy is it? Does it smel lof resin? Where is the barn located? Would not think that timberfor a barn has been hauled a long way so local species is a likey guess..

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 12:01 PM

Pine. And the vee groove and absence of any mill marks tells me they’re more modern pieces.

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 12:32 PM

That looks to be from the left side of the barn.

Sorry, don’t know.

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 12:35 PM

It looks like bull pine.

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 01:25 PM

The long board is heavier than any pine I’ve encountered and cuts and feels like hard wood. The barn was built in 1842 by a ship builder from England. He worked for the transcontinental railroad and brought back wood from the coast. The siding (t&g)was replaced in 1902. The holes in the board were I believe were there before hand being put up as they used some nasty paints that would have killed the worms. The t&g has a high pitch to it when knocked and no smell. Long board has zero smell.

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 03:04 PM

And the family was very well to do used high quality wood. Was first used to house and breed plow and carriage horses

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#7 posted 05-15-2015 03:12 PM

In Minnesota it is called Car Siding. Made of some type of conifer. Pine, Spruce, Fir…

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#8 posted 05-15-2015 05:34 PM

Type of pine.

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 05:40 PM

Yellow pine can be quite dense and heavy. Right up there in density and hardness with many of the softer hardwoods like cherry. Spruce and fir are much lighter woods.

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#10 posted 05-15-2015 10:30 PM

Would yellow pine have over lapping growth rings or is that just from a fast growing tree

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#11 posted 05-17-2015 01:44 AM

First 3 pics is white pine. 5th pic is oak. You can easily see the medullary rays (ray fleck).

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#12 posted 05-17-2015 03:57 AM



First 3 pics is white pine. 5th pic is oak. You can easily see the medullary rays (ray fleck).

Thank you there is a big price difference between oak and pine and this is done beautiful stuff

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