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Guess the wood species

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by StihlHead, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    OK, this one should be easy...

    wood guess.jpg
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  2. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    Douglas fir. Do I hear a ding ding ding ding?
  3. StihlHead

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    Um, that would be a buzzer for no.
  4. gzecc

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    I plead ignorace being from the right coast. But my guess would be oak. No oak I've ever seen.
  5. Thistle

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    Bark looks a lot like Bur Oak.Guessing Big Leaf Maple?,it often has large amount tan/brownish heartwood.
  6. StihlHead

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    That would be no...

    and no...

    I am amused. I though this would be easy. This species is not specific to the PNW, or even the left coast.
  7. Shane N

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    Black walnut?
  8. StihlHead

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    Black walnut? :rolleyes:

    Nope. Not walnut, of any type.
  9. Shane N

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    Meh, I'm a newb :)
  10. Thistle

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    Black Locust,though the heart is more brown than yellowish more commonly seen.
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  11. StihlHead

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    BL is a good guess from the bark. But no.
  12. Shane N

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    And the rounds seem much larger than the majority of black locust I've seen on the boards so far. We don't have them here
  13. StihlHead

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    Yah, that is the same here. BL only gets to about a foot in diameter here, and there is not much of it in the PNW.
  14. Thistle

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    Oh crap. COTTONWOOD!! ;em
  15. StihlHead

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    OK, another BIG hint. If that were BL, I would be out there right now loading it up in my truck and singing in firewood nirvana. Same with maple, doug fir or oak. Of course, I would not be the only one there and we would likely be competing over the wood and all there would be left is a pile of dust as of 3 hours ago.

    I am not, and there were 6 cords left when I started this thread.
  16. StihlHead

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    Oh man, you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO close!!!!!

    That is what I thought it was at first, but I called on it anyway.
  17. shoot-straight

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    OK. The bark looks identical to chestnut oak. The inner wood is not represented correctly. Chestnut oak has a brown heartwood that extends out closer to the bark.

    OK here is my guess.... cottonwood. Bark looks right, bit I have never seen the inside of a round. What do I win?
  18. shoot-straight

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    Crap. Simultaneous posts....
  19. StihlHead

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    Well, you are both horseshoes and hand grenade close. No prize given out as of yet.
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  20. Mackj

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    Giant Sassafras?
  21. StihlHead

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    Sassafras? Not familiar with that species. No... not sassafras.

    This wood is dead common in North America. The heartwood is a giveaway, and it is not cottonwood, so it must be... either...
  22. Mackj

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    1 more try willow?
  23. Jack Straw

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    Some sort of poplar?
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    hickory. lucky man you are!
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