|Forum topic by macintosh||posted 09-01-2009 03:29 AM||2121 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-01-2009 03:29 AM
Hello everyone -
First-timer – and the wife (go easy on me). So, please forgive any mistakes I may make – I have no clue what I’m doing and am certain to use the wrong terminology. I’m hoping you guys can help us identify the treasure we’ve stumbled upon.
We have no idea what species of wood this is, but it is beautiful. Can you please help us identify the species? We asked a few folks and we’ve been told – cherry or chestnut. What do you think?
Here are the pieces of the puzzle…
Following are some photos of the wood. These were taken outside on a rainy- overcast day, with and without a flash. It started to sprinkle, so please disregard the raindrops. We applied an oil-based polyurethane to the wood to get an idea of what it would look like sealed. The pictures capture the wood in several stages.
This picture is of the wood in several phases. Photo was taken with a flash. The top board is of the exterior – with and without sealant. The middle board is the fresh cut lumber sealed. The bottom board is the fresh cut lumber not sealed.
This picture is the same as above, but without the 3rd board. Just exterior and fresh cut (sealed). With a flash.
This picture is a close-up of a knot on the fresh cut side, not sealed. With a flash.
This photo is of the end of the board. Not sealed – drop of water in the top corner. No flash.
This one is of the fresh cut, sealed board. No flash.
And lastly, this is of the fresh cut sealed (on top) and not sealed (on bottom). No flash.
Any help you can offer to help us ID this wood would be awesome. I am dying to find out!