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Forum topic by JeffK81 posted 01-02-2019 01:58 PM 463 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2019 01:58 PM

This wood is really hard and has a reddish tint. The growth rings are dark.

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#1 posted 01-02-2019 02:04 PM

Looks like black walnut to me :)


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#2 posted 01-02-2019 02:04 PM

Douglas fir.

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#3 posted 01-02-2019 02:06 PM

Western Larch.

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#4 posted 01-02-2019 03:43 PM

It just looks like old growth pine to me. I would bet large sums of money that it isn’t walnut. Is this old or salvage material?

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 03:54 PM

No way that’s walnut. Agree with fir or pine, old growth thus the tight rings. Even though they’re called softwoods, they can be surprisingly hard when aged. The picture doesn’t look like newly sawn wood. Do the cut ends smell like pine?

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#6 posted 01-02-2019 03:55 PM

Well honestly I’m not sure where it came from. My house was built in 1998 and I bought it 2 years ago and I found it in my basement I was about four boards two of them were 1×3 and two of them were 1×4 and they’re all were about 4 ft long. They had a screw hole in each end and were somewhat dirty.

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#7 posted 01-02-2019 03:57 PM

No it doesn’t smell like anything. It is definitely been sawn a long time ago but those pieces you see there I just cut yesterday on a miter saw. I didn’t really feel it was anything of significance or value.

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#8 posted 01-02-2019 03:58 PM

looks like yellow pine to me.

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#9 posted 01-02-2019 05:15 PM

So, this was not a joke???


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#10 posted 01-02-2019 05:45 PM

I don’t think it’s Fir, because milled fir has squared edges, and old stock fir is not normally smooth on the edges and face. The edges on the pics are oval or cove cut, like decking. By the fade in the board I’d say old stock or old stock brown treated pine. When I hauled pipe, the pipe yards required you to have hardwood stickers. To keep the cost down I bought treated pine (brown tint), and used this instead, because it looked like hardwood to them.

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#11 posted 01-02-2019 05:49 PM

Looks like the boards on my deck (Home Depot 2×6’s, stained with redwood stain/sealer).

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#12 posted 01-04-2019 01:37 PM


-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#13 posted 01-04-2019 01:58 PM

douglas fir

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#14 posted 01-04-2019 05:54 PM

Um… that’s green treat lumber. Pressure treated pine, to be precise…
And you are right, it is not anything of value :)

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