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TooTall17

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07-02-2018 02:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question wood type

Hello.

I was given some of this wood and I’m not sure what it is. I first thought cedar, but it has no smell and the more I thought about it I don’t know if the color matches enough to be cedar.

The piece at the bottom has not been sanded at all (that’s epoxy on it, not some fungus or other growth), the middle and top piece have been sanded some. I did take all the bark off all pieces.

Thanks for the help!!!


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#1 posted 07-02-2018 05:10 PM

Hard to guess without bark and close up of the grain.
It could be a fruit tree wood like plum, apricot, or cherry, not pear or apple which are usually lighter in color.

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#2 posted 07-02-2018 05:53 PM

Can you take some better pics?

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 08:40 PM

Cherry. Does it smell like cherry? It usually burns when running it through the saw blade. If you put some lye water on it, it gets really dark red. 3TBS/quart of water.

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#4 posted 07-02-2018 09:00 PM

being in arizona, and we don’t have a whole lotta the stuff you folks have back east of the divide, a location when asking questions of this type, might narrow down the answers, otherwise as a wise man said once. “alder”

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 12:12 AM



being in arizona, and we don t have a whole lotta the stuff you folks have back east of the divide, a location when asking questions of this type, might narrow down the answers, otherwise as a wise man said once. “alder”

- Knockonit

Is that wise man one of those who were wandering around Jerusalem on camels? They used mud and dung to build things.

A quick check of the Home page shows TooTall is from Tennessee. So it is unlikely that the wood is “alder”. Besides Alder doesn’t have a thick layer of sap wood as seen in these images. .

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 07-03-2018 12:30 AM


being in arizona, and we don t have a whole lotta the stuff you folks have back east of the divide, a location when asking questions of this type, might narrow down the answers, otherwise as a wise man said once. “alder”

- Knockonit

Is that wise man one of those who were wandering around Jerusalem on camels? They used mud and dung to build things.

A quick check of the Home page shows TooTall is from Tennessee. So it is unlikely that the wood is “alder”. Besides Alder doesn t have a thick layer of sap wood as seen in these images. .

- LesB

probably so, lesb, i don’t have a whole lotta knowledge of the goods back east, but i can say, when i was in atlanta a few weeks ago, i did visit a couple local sawyers, and boy howdy, like xmas in june, for sure, managed to make a contact and i’m wanting some box elder. for sure.
Rj

oh yeah, good luck with the guessing game, sure is purday wood for sure

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#7 posted 07-03-2018 11:25 AM

It is cherry.

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#8 posted 07-03-2018 11:52 AM

If that stud to the right of the top piece is a 2×4 then the size is about right for the average peach tree. A wild black cherry tree probably would have a little more sap wood with a trunk that size, even more if it was a big limb. There are several domestic cherry trees that may or may not have those proportions. It does look like peach wood, Cherry typically does not have lighter heart wood in the middle like the second piece of wood has.
Given the distance away of the photograph and lack of bark or any useful detail at all it could also be hickory. I just milled a nice hickory that was just about that same color and it is also subject to lighter color wood in the center sometimes.

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#9 posted 07-04-2018 02:12 AM

I would bet the top two pieces are cherry. The bottom piece looks like a different species – maybe walnut.

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#10 posted 07-04-2018 08:01 PM



being in arizona, and we don t have a whole lotta the stuff you folks have back east of the divide, a location when asking questions of this type, might narrow down the answers, otherwise as a wise man said once. “alder”

- Knockonit

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