So, What's The Purple Stuff.... Cedar?

Dix Posted By Dix, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

  1. Dix

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    Split some of this today from the Sandy scrounges.... ignore the finger upper right :mad:

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    Feels like it'll dry right quick.
     
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  2. gzecc

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    Probably cedar, although if it came from Sandy, all kinds of ornamental trees came down.
     
  3. Freeheat

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    cedar for sure
     
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  4. Dix

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    Figured it was cedar.

    Got bunch of it. I'll keep it separate for quick starts.
     
  5. smars4444

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    Eastern red cedar... dries very quick.
     
  6. raybonz

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    You'll know what it is by the nice smell that red cedar has .. Hear it burns like gas..

    Ray
     
  7. Dix

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    Hmmm, don't remember a smell. But the pieces before and after were cherry.

    Some of it was 6-8" rounds. I'd call it "viney", too. Bark is very dry.
     
  8. Whitepine2

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  9. WeldrDave

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    Very nice red cedar, Take some shavings and put them in a jar, place them in various rooms in your home, makes great air freshener, not to mention a nice burning and smelling wood!
     
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  10. fishingpol

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    Great timing on this thread Dix. I'm starting a woodworking project and the pieces that I am using I really had no idea what they were. There were a few nice "burly" looking pieces in the pile that I noodled down to size and saw that the knots had red in them. I went outside and picked up a container of the noodles and they smelled like cedar. I know that there is red and white cedar. I just did not realize red cedar had a lot of whitish wood. Crazy burl figuring on the pieces, just what I needed.

    The piece in the pic has a few fresh coats of Danish oil on it so there is a little gloss to them, and the color is darker than normal. I have to call my wood guy to keep his eye out for more of these.

    Edit: bark was already removed in the left piece.

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  11. perry

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    I have some wood i got this week that is a pale purple red color. it is hard, heavy, no bark and dry after split . not cedar. dont know what it is
     
  12. Danno77

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    Could be black walnut. I had some kinda like that not all that long ago, even posted a thread asking what it was, you might be able to find it if you search. I'll look, too.
     
  13. perry

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    I dont think it is cedar...cedar has a fantastic smell and the bark does not look right
     
  15. Wood Duck

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    That is Eastern Red Cedar. The piece in the picture was from a damaged part of the tree so the purple center wood is mottled with white (which is not the normal condition) and the bark is odd looking. Still, I can see it is Red Cedar.
     
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  16. Backwoods Savage

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    That is eastern red finger.
     
  17. Dix

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    You, can go to your room, or sit in the truck.

    Your call.

    :p
     
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  18. Backwoods Savage

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    ;)
     
  19. Dix

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