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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 03-03-2018 03:28 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2018 03:28 PM

Found this log by the curb. Sapwood was punky, white, bug-infested, soft.
Heartwood is dark, beautiful colors (photo doesn’t do it justice).
I’m thinking walnut, what do you all think?
Location: Southeast TX, north of Houston.
There are wild walnuts here, but not common. I thought the bark looked like Cherry – that’s why I picked it up. Definitely not cherry.
In the last pic I rubbed it with MS to bring the colors into the photo.

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 03:30 PM

I’d guess walnut based on the colors and white sapwood, but I’d imagine there are other fruit/nut trees with similar colors.

That grain would make for nice display surfaces!

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 03:38 PM


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#3 posted 03-03-2018 03:43 PM

Beautiful curb find-lovely grain in that last pic
and it sure looks like walnut

post pics of whatever you use that for

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