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woodsandwords

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01-02-2020 05:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber identification question

Hello—I’m trying to ID the wood used in the countertop below. To me it looks like there are rays in the bottom left corner, maybe white oak with termite damage or spalting? At the same time, the knot configuration doesn’t look like white oak that i’ve seen before. Any thoughts or guesses would be appreciated!


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 01-02-2020 05:21 PM

Sort of looks like hickory to me but close ups, especially of the end grain, will help.

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#2 posted 01-02-2020 05:22 PM

It’s hard for me to tell—I need something more close-up. If you can add a pic of the end-grain as well that may help.

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#3 posted 01-02-2020 06:18 PM

Looks like some kind oak could be the rare Alder oak.

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#4 posted 01-02-2020 06:27 PM

Wood Type: Reclaimed White Oak

Thickness: 1.75

Construction Style: Plank

Edge Finish: Rustic Eased

Finish: Arm R Seal Satin

https://www.marylandwoodcountertops.com/work/reclaimed-white-oak-peninsula/

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#5 posted 01-02-2020 07:54 PM



Looks like some kind oak could be the rare Alder oak.

- Aj2

Noooo It’s the even more rare Gum Oak.

bmerrill said

https://www.marylandwoodcountertops.com/work/reclaimed-white-oak-peninsula/

It’s hard to argue with facts…... :-)

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#6 posted 01-02-2020 09:25 PM

Nice sleuthing, thanks!

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#7 posted 01-02-2020 09:55 PM


Looks like some kind oak could be the rare Alder oak.

- Aj2

Noooo It s the even more rare Gum Oak.

bmerrill said

https://www.marylandwoodcountertops.com/work/reclaimed-white-oak-peninsula/

It s hard to argue with facts…... :-)

- therealSteveN

So I was half wrong and half right . Things are looking up for me.:)

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