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Any idea on ID of this wood ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by kwikrp, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. kwikrp

    kwikrp Feeling the Heat

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    Got a deliver of wood yesterday had this in it, not much. Seems dense. I asked guy what kind it was he paused for a while then after scratching his butt :) said he thought "Maybe Locust ?" I am in New England, SE Mass.

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  2. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    That is NOT locust. Could be beech or blue beech (bark looks like it- not sure about wood color).
    Maybe red maple too.
  3. struggle

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    Young Hackberry? Was it tough to split? Or did it kind of snap once it let go when split.
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    The inside pic looks a bit like the beechnut we have here, but the bark is smooth not pebbly like that.
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Struggle- I'd think that at the size it seems to be (splitting size) it would have hackberry warts already. I thought the same for a few. Hackberry that size is pretty uncommon in MA I think.
  6. tw40x81

    tw40x81 Member

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    Looks like a young white ash tree.
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    RAY_PA Feeling the Heat

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    what I was thinkin' too.......
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    What does it taste like??
  9. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    chicken
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    Oh...The mysterious "ChickenWood" has finally reared it's feathery head!! ;-)
  11. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    It looks like fire wood to me.

    Matt
  12. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Definitely not Hackberry. I highly doubt that it's Ash either. Ash of that size would have the diamond shaped furrows.
    The wood kind of looks like Boxelder to me. Prolly isn't though.
  13. struggle

    struggle Minister of Fire

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    You guys grow different trees on the east coast. We here in the middle of Gods country keep it a little more simple with less varieties I guess ;-)
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    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Hackberry is the same size everywhere from what I've read. They are medium sized trees. I've never seen one more than 40 ft. tall. You could get a log that size from the trunk of one I think.
  15. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Right- but doesn't it have those warts on the bark?
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    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Beech
  17. branchburner

    branchburner Minister of Fire

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    I'd say beech. The grain looks like ash, but not the bark.
  18. CTBurner

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    just cut a cord of that. beech
  19. countrybois

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    My vote is Hackberry. Although the picture is kind of fuzzy and I've never cut Beech.....

    Maybe it's related......some type of son of a beech:)
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