Junk wood ID please

WellSeasoned Posted By WellSeasoned, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

  1. WellSeasoned

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    I cut this junk last year. I thought it was honey locust due to the color and deep gnarley bark pattern. I think now however that it is poplar. The bark is deep and somewhat twisted in design. The inner bark is orangish. The wood is light and seasons quick. The moisture reading is 16%, but burns terribly.
     

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  2. rugerman1

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    Looks like sassafras to me.About the same BTU's as pine from what I've experienced.Beaver County has tons of it around.
     
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  3. WellSeasoned

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    I think your absolutely right. Its an ok wood for shoulder, and shoots alot of sparks. I have been mixing it with maple, but it doesnt burn so nice. Not much btu. Thx
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Could very well be sassafras. Certainly not popple.
     
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  5. Woody Stover

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    Does it smell like mentho-lyptus cough drops on a fresh cut?
     
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  6. WellSeasoned

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    I don't remember the smell as I cut this stuff november '11. I researched sassafras more here and googled it, and it definitely is. I cut 2 cords of this stuff to burn this year not knowing any better. Now I must remove it from my wood shed as I am just getting into it, and it just won't cut it for the cold thats coming still. Ill save it for spring shoulder
     
  7. Woody Stover

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    You could also split it small and use it as sacrificial wood to get the stove up to temp and build a coal bed for the main load. Probably don't need two cords for that, so I guess you gotta move it. Moving wood builds character; It teaches you to control your emotions and tough it out through sorrow and disappointment. ==c
     
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    Love it Woody!
     

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