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Brodan

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03-17-2018 06:42 PM

An old barn near me was taken down. A pile of scraps were left with a sign “free wood”. I grabbed some pieces today for a small craft I’m building. Here are pics as was and after planing. Any idea what type of wood this is? Thanks

-- Dan, TN


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#1 posted 03-17-2018 07:39 PM

I’m guessing Douglas Fir.

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#2 posted 03-17-2018 07:58 PM

Looks like white oak to me, especially the end grain. Real common in your area as well for barns (my area too, I’m just across the state line in VA.)

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#3 posted 03-17-2018 08:36 PM

White alder oak.

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#4 posted 03-17-2018 09:40 PM

White Oak.

Never heard of White alder oak.

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#5 posted 03-17-2018 10:05 PM

How about white oak Alder. Definitely not Doug fir.

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#6 posted 03-17-2018 10:21 PM

White oak.

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#7 posted 03-17-2018 10:33 PM

White oak.

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#8 posted 03-17-2018 10:44 PM



White oak.

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Agree Madts. White Oak! Also this from your Profile. “This site has become very tame. Bantering is a no-no. Sad.” Very SAD!

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#9 posted 03-17-2018 10:46 PM



I m guessing Douglas Fir.

- Ripper70

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Brodan

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#10 posted 03-17-2018 10:55 PM

Thanks. It may be worth grabbing some more before they burn it up. Price is right.

Dan

-- Dan, TN

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#11 posted 03-17-2018 11:12 PM


I m guessing White Oak.

- Ripper70

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- jbay

Thank you, jbay! One thing I know is my wood species!

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#12 posted 03-17-2018 11:29 PM

Me too Rip :)

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#13 posted 03-18-2018 02:11 AM

By the look of the end grain, it is probably either white or red oak.

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#14 posted 03-18-2018 03:26 AM

I am not an expert at wood identification, so I went to ” THE WOOD DATABASE ” web site, which is, and it does have a similar end grain to white oak. Probably just throwing more gas on the fire.

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#15 posted 03-18-2018 06:42 AM

Looks like old barn wood to me.

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