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Wooddenclimber

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09-01-2018 02:44 PM

So in my travels for work I picked up some wood along the way. It seemed decent and I figured, if it’s not worth the teiuble it’ll be firewood. But I’m having trouble identiying it. The wood on the right I believe is ash (at least that’s what I was told). It had a bright yellow color after cutting the end, it doesn’t show up well in the picture

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but I’m pretty lost about the wood on the left.


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oldwood

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#1 posted 09-04-2018 02:43 AM

Hard to tell with only end grain but the one on left looks like it may be sassafras.

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#2 posted 09-04-2018 12:20 PM

The wood on the left is black locust. Notice that it has only one or two growth rings of sapwood. That is a characteristic of black locust. Should be very hard and pretty heavy. The wood on the right looks to be redbud. It certainly is not ash. The color is right for redbud, too.

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 12:38 PM

My guess is the left is locust and the right is maybe birch or some sort of maple

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Wooddenclimber

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#4 posted 09-04-2018 08:07 PM

Thankyou. I’m glad I grabbed the locust. If I’m going through that area again I’ll grab the rest of it. I’ll look up redbud. I’ve never heard of it. I think it’s birch though.

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#5 posted 09-04-2018 08:22 PM

The one on the right looks like some kind of fruit wood possibly crabapple or pear.

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#6 posted 09-04-2018 08:37 PM



I think it s birch though.

- Wooddenclimber


After looking more closely at the bark on that one, I think you may be correct.

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#7 posted 09-04-2018 11:11 PM


I think it s Douglas fir though.

- Wooddenclimber

After looking more closely at the bark on that one, I think you may be correct.

- Ripper70

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 04:19 AM


I think it s Douglas fir though.

- Wooddenclimber

After looking more closely at the bark on that one, I think you may be correct.

- Ripper70

Guess I have to do your job for you.

- TheFridge

Forgive me, TheFridge. I was grappling with a moment of responsible clarity. I don’t know what came over me.

Both logs are Douglas fir. 100%.

I’m gonna take an Excedrin and get some sleep now. I feel woozy, whatever the hell that means.

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#9 posted 09-05-2018 04:39 AM

It’s good to hear your mind is back where it needs to be :) cloudy and unthinking. Except when thinking of Douglas fir :)

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#10 posted 09-05-2018 12:14 PM

The one on the right looks like mimosa (persian silk) tree. The other one, locust or elm?

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