Any idea on ID of this wood ?

kwikrp Posted By kwikrp, Nov 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

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  1. kwikrp

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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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    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.
     
  4. billb3

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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.
     
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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

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    Looks like a young white ash tree.
     
  7. RAY_PA

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    what I was thinkin' too.......
     
  8. Jags

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    What does it taste like??
     
  9. Rockey

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    chicken
     
  10. drewboy

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

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    It looks like fire wood to me.

    Matt
     
  12. bsruther

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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.
     
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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 ;-)
     
  14. bsruther

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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.
     
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    Right- but doesn't it have those warts on the bark?
     
  16. JustWood

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    Beech
     
  17. branchburner

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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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