CL add ,what kind of wood do ya think it is

HDRock Posted By HDRock, Mar 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

  1. HDRock

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    They want $30 for it

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    All this firewood, plus a little more that needs to be stacked, for sale. It's in our backyard down a slight hill. You'll need to haul it away. Bring a wheel barrow if you want. Thanks.

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  2. Jon1270

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    For the orange stuff I'd guess osage orange. The rest is probably maple, but the pic is so low-res that it's impossible to have any confidence in that. Have you asked?
     
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    There was no phone# I just sent email a few min ago
     
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    I steered away from the mulberry guess because the mulberry I've seen only gets that dark an orange after it's seasoned awhile, and all of that wood looks fresh-cut.
     
  5. HDRock

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    Yeah , The majority could be ash, I know its hard to tell In the pic, and U can't see bark , but U all like to play guessing anyway
     
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    I'd give $30 for that.
     
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    That one round occupying the top right corner position looks a good bit like white oak, but nothing else looks like white oak so I doubt it is. The other could be ash or maple, just can't tell from the pictures. The dark centered rounds; same thing, just can't tell from those pictures. It's close, it's free so does it matter that much?:rolleyes: I don't think you are going to get hurt and in one to three years it will a good burn in November or January.:cool:
     
  8. HDRock

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    It is very close, and what ever it is, I will snatch it up ASAP cuz It's a good price, if they get back with me ,gotta keep adding to the stacks :)
     
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    Got email back,got dibs on the wood, they don't know what wood it is, I'll go get it tomorrow, pics then
     
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    Ash, and some other good stuff. Snap it up.
     
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    Hauled the wood out with the buggy, the add said there was a slight hill,but it was about 30-35 degrees. a real PITA, slippin on the snow
    There was ash , not sure what the other is yet, There was other logs I had to buck ,a 12' long, 12" Di ash, and some 6' others
    Fed X delivered my new saw just when I had to leave

    Pic sucks but Last load in the wagon


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    Pretty nice haul for $30, a lot of the work done for you.
     
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    good score i'd say
     
  14. HDRock

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    Ya , I think it was a good amount of wood for $30, split some ash, it was 15%MC on the inside put some in the stove, I'll take dead ash any day:)
     
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  15. BobUrban

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    I am guessing ash and cherry because you are in Michigan so almost every pile of fire wood here contains ash and cherry stands out pretty good in the pile. Certainly not osage.
     
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    Certainly could be cherry (not sure why I didn't think of that, except maybe my monitor may be leaning a bit orange), but what tells you that it's definitely not Osage? I don't have much experience with it yet.
     
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    Bark and the fact that it is rather rare here in Michigan. Yes we have some and I have cut a bunch but it is mostly in SW Michigan with a few random fence rows here and there sporadically about. I could be wrong for sure but if I was betting on it I would go cherry. Here is a stack of cherry and ash I just piled up this week and what really triggered my response. One random cherry round in the south end and a bunch on the north end of the stack. Just my best guess from the limited information. If it is osage you will know when you lift it. Stuff is deceptively heavy and for the size of the round, it will surprise you.
     

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    Good score!
     
  19. Jon1270

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    Yeah, I buy that reasoning, although I'm surprised you can see enough of the bark to help make the determination, as blurry and distant as it is. But cherry certainly is more likely.
     
  20. BobUrban

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    Really cannot see the bark perse - just that it is thin with a thin strip of sap wood compared to the heartwood. Osage bark is not unlike black locust and even on small rounds can be 1-2" thick. Cherry is very thin like the wood in the photos. And hopefully I am wrong - osage vs. cherry is no comparison for quality fire wood. Cherry rots much quicker than other wood and you can stack osage in your pond to season it without rotting - literally!!
     
  21. Jon1270

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    I have some small rounds of osage (very confident of the ID) with bark that's quite thin, much thinner than locust (of which I have tons), and even thinner than on some cherry I have. The osage may have been a very young tree, though, whereas the cherry was older.

    Even so, I still think your guess of cherry here is probably right.
     
  22. HDRock

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    Well I didn't get a pic of that wood yet ,but I do know by the bark it's not cheery, might be oak, it was young tree and is real heavy, the bark is actually,not the same but similar to ash, after I split some I might know
     
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    Hee. Maybe I was right after all.
     
  24. BobUrban

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    Let's hope so Jon - Osage or Oak would only multiply the value of that score!!
     
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