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Wood Species

by Will Merrit
posted 09-02-2016 06:32 PM


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 08:44 PM

They look like Oak, probably Red Oak, to me. The smell could be because pallets sometimes are chemically treated.

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dalepage

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 12:04 AM

I’ve always said oak smells like baby vomit when sawn, and it looks like oak, too.

-- Dale

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 12:08 AM

Looks like spalted hackberry elm

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 12:13 AM

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

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 02:07 AM

I had a similar experience with some poplar. It had a definite smell of a septic tank and I developed a sinus infection from it. Since then I’ve swore off pallet wood. It must have been treated with something.

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#6 posted 09-03-2016 12:06 PM

Looks like bacterial infected oak to me. The bacteria cause the stain and the odor. It is common in Southern lowland red oaks, especially where the water table gets high, inundating the root zone for part of the year.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.484.1681&rep=rep1&type=pdf

http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/uncaptured/ja_xu002.pdf

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

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#7 posted 09-03-2016 02:19 PM

Looks like red oak. When wet, smells like cat poop.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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