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Forum topic by Nick_R posted 07-18-2018 02:18 AM 1014 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2018 02:18 AM

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This is reclaimed from an old fireplace mantel found in Orlando florida. It was taken from a home built in the late 1800s. I ran it through the sand to strip the damaged finish. I thought it was oak, but the stripping in the grain had me perplexed. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 07-18-2018 02:23 AM

Q.S. Red Oak

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#2 posted 07-18-2018 02:37 AM

curly oak :<))

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#3 posted 07-18-2018 03:06 AM

Most definitely oak, I’ll defer judgment on whether it is white or red until I can see the end grain.

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#4 posted 07-18-2018 03:09 AM

white oak?

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#5 posted 07-18-2018 03:26 AM

Oakey alder

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#6 posted 07-18-2018 09:23 AM

Quarter sawn white oak.

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#7 posted 07-18-2018 11:58 AM

Looks like q-sawn white oak to me, too. 100% sure that it is oak.

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#8 posted 07-18-2018 12:12 PM

Those rays say oak.

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#9 posted 07-21-2018 01:20 AM

Thanks for all the responses. White oak, quarter sawn! Thanks again!

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