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

donatello Posted By donatello, Dec 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

  1. donatello

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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
     
  2. bogydave

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

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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

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    roasted garlic ?
     
  5. Paulywalnut

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

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

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

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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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