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Not sure what this is.. wood id please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ChelseaFC, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    So second type of wood that I really don't know what it is. It smelled a bit minty, but I don't think it's birch. What do you think it is?

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  2. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Cottonwood
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  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    That's not a giant Sassafras, is it??
  4. ChelseaFC

    ChelseaFC Member

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    Again, all I can say is that it had a nice smell to it. Almost minty.
  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Halls mentho-lyptus cough drop smell?
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    That would be a really big Sassafras, but they do sometimes get that large. It looks like Sassafras and the smell could be Sassafras.
  7. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Definitely not cottonwood. I agree it looks a lot like sassafras, but I've only worked with it as lumber, not in tree form.
  8. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

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    Tulip Poplar, just a wild guess but I bet it splits with ease and dries to a feather weight. I would take a load to play with.
  9. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Taste it - try to find a small trig and chew on it. You will know if it is sass or not. Sass will taste like it smells and is good.
  10. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Is it heavy?
  11. ChelseaFC

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    Not as heavy as it looks. I was surprised how easy it was to pick up.
  12. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Big-ass Sassafras. ==c
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  13. ChelseaFC

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    So since many people think it's sassafrass, I'm going to guess it's good stuff. It's not on my btu list as a wood.
  14. lukem

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    Sassafras. For sure. A big one too. Not the best wood, but far from the worst. It is good shoulder season wood.

    Should smell more "root-beery" than "minty".
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    I agree on the sassafras. I love to cut it just for the smell. Will burn okay too with a not too long drying time. Good for spring and fall burning.
  16. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Medium output, like 18 Mbtu/cord. It pops like all get-out; Have a fire extinguisher handy when you open the door. ;lol It's supposed to be rot-resistant so I'm using some smaller dead ones as sleepers to stack on.

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