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Forum topic by klipartstudio posted 11-12-2019 01:48 AM 355 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2019 01:48 AM

Hi Everyone,

So I was given this reclaim wood from a coworker. He did not have any information regarding the type of wood. He did mentioned the wood were support beams from Bristol restaurant in Chicago.

Can anyone help me identify this wood.

Thanks in advance to all.

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#1 posted 11-12-2019 01:53 AM

What is a conifer for 500. Looks really resinous so yellow pine.

-- Aj

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#2 posted 11-12-2019 02:06 AM

I would say fir. It’s been a common choice for beams and posts for many years.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 11-12-2019 02:25 AM

Whatever it is, when it was standing as a tree it had needles on it. Virtually all of them could be described as resinous, and of course that arched cathedral grain pattern wouldn’t be new to any of them.

So I’m just going to call it Conifer Confusion, and from this point, well is there really a point?

Poor at firewood, and so so as Lumber, but still it has a warm spot in our hearts. Plus you always get high marks for reclaimed. If it’s old growth, that part about so so may get it moved up several notches.

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#4 posted 11-12-2019 04:12 AM

Thanks Everyone,

I looked up Conifer Confusion and Douglas fur and it definitely looks like it. I have so much of it now and I need to find projects to use it on.

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#5 posted 11-12-2019 05:04 AM

Old growth (virgin) long leaf pine from the south, most like;y harvested between 1880 and 1920. Millions of board feet were shipped to cities in the North and to Europe.

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