what kind of wood is this??????

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Project by handmade24 posted 02-14-2013 03:35 AM 2673 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

found on the oregon coast—a twisted snarglye of a log—-cut into it and got the most beautiful wood i have ever found—-no idea what it is or where it comes from—anyone have a clue???

i am sorry if this is not the place to post this but am at a lost as to where i should..Thank you for looking

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 03:49 AM

Shoot an email to OregonBurls. Greg would know if anyone would. It looks like some king of burl but hard to say from the pic.

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 04:09 AM

Fog wood I’d say.
Couldn’t think on an acronym for found on beach.

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 04:57 AM

I am guessing Madrone.

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 05:55 AM

I thinks Madrone Burl is a good guess.

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 09:02 AM

I’ve some Wyche Elm that looks just like it
Mine was found locally in Scotland.
What does it smell like when cut?


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#6 posted 02-14-2013 01:38 PM

I would go with madrone, as well, though it could be from a redwood burl. Again, smell of the wood would be the determining factor. Just curious, where on the Oregon coast? I get a lot of Myrtlewood on the coast.

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 01:52 PM

Send it to me wood you…that’s looks grand would make a beautiful lid!

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 01:57 PM

Is it radioactive….if so it’s “Nipponreactorwood”.

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 02:47 PM

Im guessing tigerwood but most on here know better then I do.

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 02:50 PM

it’s from outer space!

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 04:00 PM

How hard is it? How dense or heavy is it? Looks like some tanoak I once had, but madrone or myrtlewood are good guesses as well.

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 04:22 PM

madrone (arbutus) a good guess for the west coast

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 04:35 PM

I believe it’s called Oregon Myrtlewood.

I had a friend who built all of the cabinets in his RV out of the stuff.

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 05:16 PM

I thank you all for your input—AND humor——so far it does not glow in the dark—-indeed it seems to be some kind of burl and madrone seems to be the best guess—-the grain is very dense and smells—-well—-hmmm like ah—-O gosh—-ewwww——-the log—-was about 10 feet long and has been in the ocean a long time—-growth rings change directions—color changes without a reason or cause—-the ends were clearly not cut but rather torn——so far the wood is just beautiful—-sanded a block edge last night and will put more pictures on for all to see—-currently have no idea what to make of it—-
Thank you

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 05:38 PM

Have you considered that it might be Heart Cheese Wood?


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