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Oak ID and One

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gregp553, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. gregp553

    gregp553 New Member

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    Two of these are definitely oak. One has a gray color to the bark (angle shot). It's also lighter by weight. The other is much heavier and the bark is darker (vertical shot). Neither is seasoned. Which is red and which is white? Or something else? The third piece is the bonus guess.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    3rd pic cherry
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I say left to right. Cherry, Oak, Birch.
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    +1
  5. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    White ,red and fire cherry.
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    The third one looks like silver birch to me.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Me too, but it could be young Cherry. Hard to tell.
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    red oak locust and fire cherry
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    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    I think Lee has it nailed. White Oak, Red Oak, Cherry.

    The 2nd shot could be something else, I can see why some might say "Locust" because of the bark.

    The 3rd could be Mimosa, but probably is Cherry. Or some kind of Birch. That bark, edge on, is sure reddish like Cherry. But it looks to me that the piece on the left with the red bark has a different type bark than the featured center piece in the shot. I dunno, that center piece is reminding me a lot of Mimosa. Cherry has different color/width horizontal marks.

    Heck, that 1st could even be something else, but that bark is just screaming White Oak to me.
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    left: possibly old cherry
    center: posssibly oak
    right: young cherry



    left and right would smell the same.
  11. gregp553

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    Good work. Left is oak (for sure), and I'll go with white oak. Middle is also oak (for sure), much stronger smell than the oak on the left. Maybe that points to red. The right shot I'm told is some kind of junk cherry, soft wood growing near a river. In the cherry shot, the piece of wood next to the cherry is also oak, sorry, didn't mean to confuse.
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    White Oak, Red Oak, Yellow Birch
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    Third one is mountain ash.
  14. Wood Duck

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    The first picture shows two splits. The longer one looks like Black Cherry, the shorter one looks like White Oak. The middle picture seems to be some kind of oak, probably in the red oak group. The third picture seems like it could be many things, perhaps Fire or Bird Cherry, or maybe an ornamental cherry. Could also be birch or mountain ash, I can't tell.
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    I agree with others that the 3rd pic is a type of birch. Maybe gray or Yellow birch
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    Horizontal lines on cherry are more bold than that of birch.
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