LumberJocks

All Replies on Could this be Chestnut?

  • Advertise with us
View Tinman73's profile

Could this be Chestnut?

by Tinman73
posted 11-11-2018 12:39 AM


9 replies so far

View Aj2's profile

Aj2

2421 posts in 2275 days


#1 posted 11-11-2018 03:50 AM

You really have a better chance of identifying your log then anyone. Look at the trees in the area what’s been there in the past.
Guys that go looking for sinker to pull from rivers should know.
To me it looks like popler or cypress but maybe after 100 years soaking in the minerals of mud everything will look the same?
So that’s my guess from a thousand miles away.
Good Luck

Out here near me the only things that are in river bottoms are dirty diapers and stolen bicycles.::)

-- Aj

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

10859 posts in 1963 days


#2 posted 11-11-2018 04:31 AM

Alder

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Tinman73's profile

Tinman73

13 posts in 309 days


#3 posted 11-11-2018 06:43 PM

Yeah my guess was Walnut I know it’s not Cypress but it doesn’t look like the Walnut logs I have been getting, its

much older. had a couple people tell me it could be Chestnut.where I live used to be the Mississippi River so no telling where they came from. And I have pictures and video of Everything I pull up.

View Tinman73's profile

Tinman73

13 posts in 309 days


#4 posted 11-11-2018 06:46 PM

This is a piece of Walnut I cleaned up

View RobS76's profile

RobS76

4 posts in 404 days


#5 posted 11-11-2018 10:36 PM

The picture of walnut kind of looks like poplar with the purple-black coloring. Also kind of looks like butternut where it is not stained.

View Tinman73's profile

Tinman73

13 posts in 309 days


#6 posted 11-11-2018 11:24 PM

It’s not ,I put a clear coat of polyurethane on it.

View WDHLT15's profile

WDHLT15

1819 posts in 2953 days


#7 posted 11-14-2018 12:14 PM

Looks like rainbow poplar to me too.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

10731 posts in 1615 days


#8 posted 11-14-2018 08:43 PM

No way. That’s a tree. Chestnuts are much smaller, brown and are found in a nasty little burr.

;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View HonestlyMediocre's profile

HonestlyMediocre

27 posts in 427 days


#9 posted 11-19-2018 03:33 AM

Bark and leaves are the best way to identify a tree. Without one (or both) it’s really an educated guess. I have a slab of american chestnut in my garage that came out of a barn on the east coast. I only bought it because it still had the bark and could be identified. You might be able to help build a case for it’s species if you were to cut it open to show the color and grain.

American chestnut is mostly available these days via barns where it’s either been ‘rediscovered’ or was used in original construction. There are only a few known (thousands out of what was billions of trees) American Chestnuts still living. Most trees that people think are American Chestnut are Chinese Chestnut or Beech. It grew in the northeast and central atlantic states, so the further you are from there the less likely it is to be American Chestnut.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com