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Can anyone tell me what causes this coloring in black oak wood and if it is normal?

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Forum topic by Stihlsawing posted 12-16-2020 01:47 PM 747 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2020 01:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: black oak red oak oak question


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#1 posted 12-16-2020 02:06 PM

Possibly mineral stains. Sure does look good. Looks like it would make a nice bowl….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 12-16-2020 02:43 PM

Looks like some sort of reaction to an injury. Wood scientists don’t really know what causes mineral stains it but in that one at least it looks like an injury probably triggered it.

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#3 posted 12-16-2020 04:32 PM

I’ve never seen a stain like that in Oak, but it sure makes a beautiful patina…....!! Would add “flare” to a project.

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#4 posted 12-16-2020 05:11 PM

I would love to build a box with that piece of wood.

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#5 posted 12-17-2020 12:56 AM

I agree that really looks wonderful. You need to figure out what caused it and let us all know so we can copy it and make some wonderful gifts for our families.

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#6 posted 12-17-2020 01:13 AM

Soccer mom oak. The tree that relaxes with red wine at the end of a hard day.

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