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what kind of oak wood smells of spice when drying warming in front of hot stove

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by donatello, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. donatello

    donatello Member

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    I like to have a few splits of oak in front of my fireplace insert (approx.1 1/2 ft.away) to get it a bit dryer before tossing it in. There was an awesome spiced aroma in the room which I found coming from a split of oak. I am trying to identify that species. Any idea. It's definitely not red oak. Somewhat thin bark, approx. 1/16 - 1/8" thick. Maybe Pin or White? IMG_2687.JPG

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Only wood I could think of was sassafras.
    But an oak type ? ? Don't know.
  3. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Dont know of any Oak with that thin of bark,even 2-3" thick branches are normally 1/4" or a bit more.
  4. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    roasted garlic ?
  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Some oak branches have thinner bark. Not sure about the spice.
    Like Old Spice or nutmeg?
  6. scroungerjeff

    scroungerjeff Burning Hunk

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    White oak has that nice vanilla smell especially when it's fresh cut.
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  7. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I can't tell much from the picture. I have no guess.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I agree with Wood Duck. More and better pictures would help. Looks like a lot of powder post beetle holes in this wood too.

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