Pallet wood, is this oak?

Holiday Posted By Holiday, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

  1. Holiday

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    Resorted to burning pallets, was just wondering if this was oak. If it is, will probably be my only experience burning oak. Mostly poplar, maple, birch, or spruce around. It does last a long time and give a lot of heat.
     

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  2. raybonz

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    Looks like southern yellow pine.. Need another pic to tell better..

    Ray
     
  3. Woody Stover

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    Looks to me like Oak, but yeah, what does that flat side look like? ==c
     
  4. bogydave

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    Looks to be Oak.
    Either way probably higher BTU wood that you or I can get in our areas.
    You get Maple? Hard & soft? Lucky you! :)

    Birch, spruce here,
    cottonwood & aspen (poplars) too, but I get mostly birch & some spruce.
     
  5. Holiday

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    Maybe hard to tell with weathering but these couple pallets were heavier than a lot of the others. I filled the stove last night at ten and 730 this morning still excellent coals to start a fire. More than I've had with other stuff. The maple I get is just from my yard which is an old farm yard and lots of old shelter belt trees. Otherwise no maple around in the wild. Not sure what kind of maple, I guess I'll need to get a pic of that too lol.
     
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    looks like oak to me. Good find
     
  7. raybonz

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    Yup now it looks like oak! I do wonder why it doesn't grow in all areas.. We are loaded with red oak here in the northeast..

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  8. Holiday

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    Apparently there's a place a few hours away from me called Oak Lake and there are oak groves around there. I've wondered why they wouldn't be around here if that's the case. It's a nice burning wood from my 2 pallet experience lol. Coals nice and then gives heat for a very long time, and very little ash left.
     
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  9. raybonz

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    Yes I have loads of oak here mostly red oak and once seasoned it is excellent firewood.. Lots of BTU's. long burns and coals well..

    Ray
     

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