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Forum topic by DT2 posted 02-15-2019 03:16 AM 364 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2019 03:16 AM

I was able to snag 2 of these posts marked as oak from my local woodmill. They are 2 laminated 2×4’s to make 4×4 x 4’ posts.

Do you think this is curly oak? I have never seen oak like this with so much figure.


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#1 posted 02-15-2019 04:16 AM

I’ve seen curly oak. It’s a bear to work but very rewarding if you stay the course
Nice find.

-- Aj

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 04:21 AM

Looks like walnut, heart and sap glued together.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 04:59 AM

If it is curly white be careful when using a jointer or planer because you could have chunks ripped out. A friend of mine made a table out of it and he had to deal with the chunks being ripped out. There was a design change or two.

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#4 posted 02-15-2019 06:25 AM

I’m thinking your teasing everyone here! I see some very impressive pieces of federal styled furniture in the background in your photos! Something tells me your playing with us! Yes that is some nice looking lumber. I think you have already got a real decent idea what it is and what your going to do with it! Am I getting close?

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#5 posted 02-15-2019 06:48 AM

You don’t know Alder when you see it??

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 02-15-2019 11:24 AM

Thanks everyone, I thought this might have been an exotic like anigre mixed in with the pile.

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