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What wood is this ??

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I could probably go research and figure it out, but I'll ask here any way cuz U guys are probably quicker :)

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    White oak.
  3. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Guessing some kind of Maple,maybe Silver.
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Northern red oak.
  5. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I'll go with maple.
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD Minister of Fire

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    I would throw my money behind it being white oak. But it is hard to tell.
  7. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    My vote for red oak. The white around me has a different bark.
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  8. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Yep, sometimes these pics can be deceiving. Second pic shows bark pulling away form wood, fungus growing on cut end and darkening. Probably cut last spring or earlier. Shows some signs of white oak in second pic, but first pic shows characteristic "ski trails" of red oak.

    As always, I reserve the right to be wrong. :)
  9. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

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    Not white oak either red or black oak
  10. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I see a lot of oak leaves on the ground.........
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  11. Nixon

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    Disagree, looks like Red Oak .
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  12. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Looks like white oak to me. Reminds me of silver.
  13. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    Oak
  14. Wood Duck

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    The first pic looks like Red Oak to me.
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  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Oak or maple
    May change mychoice after seeing the grain, color
    after it's cut & split ;)
  16. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Thanks you all
    Dang ,I took more pics but they were not on phone , I just thought I pushed the button down I guess, or didn't hold my mouth right :rolleyes: :)
    I am getting a smidgen better at identification, and doing research.
    The guy said This stuff has been down two years, and there is a ship load of it , ya SHIP not the other word., and some standing dead
    People were hired to clear trees , something went sour, and there they lay
  17. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Large diameter red oak down 2 years should be okay. There may be some punky wood just under the bark but the heartwood will be good after seasoning.
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  18. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    two species. One on left is R.Oak the other is Hard Maple
  19. firefighterjake

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    Fire Wood.
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  20. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    The one on the left looks like red oak, not sure about the one on the right.
  21. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Absolutely voting against white oak. I see some thin peeling in the first picture and maybe even some cherry-like striations. Not sure, but it seems to have a texture unlike red oak either...
  22. JBinKC

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    my guess left pic red oak right pic white oak
  23. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Can you crack 'em open and give us some split pics? I'm going with Red on the first pic...
  24. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm gonna buck the majority here and say that it is a maple variety. Split a hunk open. We wanna see.
  25. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    First pic looks like red oak. Second looks like sugar maple or pignut hickory. Both from same tree?

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