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ID help please

by GANGGREEN
posted 09-29-2018 01:42 PM


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 02:24 PM

Maple-y alder

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 03:44 PM

I would guess maple as well. maybe birch but I am leaning towards maple

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 08:07 PM

It’s hard to identify from a picture. The following site shows the different woods. Maybe that might help.
http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/woodindex.php

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GANGGREEN

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#4 posted 09-29-2018 09:21 PM

I also separated a very large stack of maple and I think this wood had a heavier grain than maple. Maybe I’ll go take another photo of the grain up close and post it.

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 01:15 PM

blowing the picture up a bit it diesnt look like maple but could be birch. give it the taste test. then the smell test.
then post some upcloser pics of face and end grain.

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#6 posted 10-01-2018 05:59 PM

Id’ing a species of wood is much harder to ID from a picture than in person. I would take a sample around to lumber yards and hardwood dealers in your area. Hardness, weight, smell, taste cannot be ascertained from a picture.

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GANGGREEN

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#7 posted 10-02-2018 11:14 PM

OK, thanks for all the help. Didn’t really think about birch, but that could be a possibility. I know that maple can have different shades, but this is all noticeably pink with a noticeable grain. I’ll try to post better photos at a later time. Thanks again for everyone’s response.

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#8 posted 10-02-2018 11:27 PM


I ll try to post better photos at a later time. Thanks again for everyone s response.

- GANGGREEN

You should. It’s nearly impossible to give you a positive answer with that photo.

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GANGGREEN

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#9 posted 10-03-2018 02:54 PM

OK, here are a few more. The wood is laying on a finished maple table. As you can see, it has a pink hue, almost like cherry, but I don’t think it is cherry. I think Birch may be a good guess, but the boards that I have are all remarkably clear grained, really nice lumber for what it’s worth, also reasonably dense and heavy.

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GANGGREEN

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#10 posted 10-03-2018 02:55 PM

And here’s the end grain. I’m actually fairly excited about using this for something, but my boards are all only about 30” long and 4” wide. Any ideas about species or about potential projects to use it for? (My apologies for the quality of the end grain photo, it’s not really in focus, is it?).

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#11 posted 10-04-2018 11:55 AM

I believe that it is maple.

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GANGGREEN

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#12 posted 10-04-2018 02:11 PM



I believe that it is maple.

- WDHLT15

Thanks. I had originally IDd it as Maple and stacked it with the other 70 or 80 pieces, but about 30 of these pieces were distinctly different, so I ended up setting them aside by themselves. I realize that there’s soft and hard maple (in my area, there’s a 98% chance that “maple” is either sugar or red) and that each tree can have it’s own tint and grain….

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