Best day ever + Wood ID plz

Reckless Posted By Reckless, Apr 20, 2013 at 8:03 PM

  1. Applesister

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    I was just gonna say, both Gum and Elm are in the BTU middle ground. Ive read on DEC sites that Elm can found with straight grain or interlocking. And that Gum is very interlocking. I have split Elm trees from my own property that were straight grained. And Ive split Elm that I needed a crowbar to pry each piece apart.
     
  2. Reckless

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    Yes and yes. Just the small amount i resplit I found both versions.
     
  3. Jags

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    Elm can and will have the interlocking wavy grain, as well. It can be a monster to split and can also be very stringy.
    This is a pic of 100% verified Elm. Notice the strings and the axe.
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    Wavy grain (I don't have a pic of the interlocking grain) towards the bottom of the pic.
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  4. Reckless

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    See that is super light and most of mine is very dark..... I guess at this point it doesnt matter which it is, in my book its the same free wood :)
     
  5. Jags

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    Not all elm is as bleached out as my pics.
     

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