Wood I.D. Please

learnin to burn Posted By learnin to burn, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM

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  1. learnin to burn

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    I'm so confused. It appears that the guy I get my wood from doesn't have a clue what he is giving me. So I need your help. Here are some pic's, the first if I now have correct info is cherry but am not sure of the rest.
     

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  2. smokinj

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    got any pic's of the bark but the last 2 pic's to me looks like silver maple
     
  3. JustWood

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    1 oak
    2 oak
    3 silver or soft maple
    4 hard maple
     
  4. Jags

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    Lee - I'm thinking #4 is also soft maple. Look at the width of the grain.

    Edit: more specifically - spalted soft maple.
     
  5. smokinj

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    I agree its the hart wood of a silver maple
     
  6. JustWood

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    Lets see some bark pics of the last piece.
     
  7. smokinj

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    the pice on top will not have bark its the center of the tree
     
  8. JustWood

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    Looks like the bottom has bark on it.
     
  9. learnin to burn

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    The 1st pic is of the bark on the 2nd pic above.
    Pics 2 & 3 are of the the 4th pic above.

    Made - are both pics 1 & 2 above red oak?

    Thanks
     

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    Yep. pics 2 and 3 look like soft maple to me.
     
  11. Malatesta

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    Looks like Oak and Soft Maple. Ive got some now iam burning .The Oak is Great wood and the soft maple aint to bad either.
     
  12. JustWood

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    It's hard maple.
    Sap spile hole in forth pic of 1st post. Bottom left on piece of wood.
     
  13. webby3650

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    On the second post it looks like pic. 1 is red Oak but pic 2 looks like white Oak. Pic 3 I would also hard Maple
     
  14. learnin to burn

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    Pic 2 & 3 of the 2nd post are the same piece of wood.

    Thanks for all the reply's. I'm sure I'll have a few more for ID's soon.
     
  15. Jags

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    Oh yur makin this stuff up now, aren't ya? :lol:
     
  16. JustWood

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    Nope! :cheese:

    Annnnnnnnd............... I'd be willing to bet that the tree was cut off the stump when there was lots of sap in it. Prolly sometime between Jan- May.
     
  17. Jags

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    With a 20" bar and full chisel chain, by a left handed person.
     
  18. JustWood

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    20" and full chisel maybe...... but lefty ? Doubtful !!! :lol:
     
  19. smokinj

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    what or why they cut it not sure but that is silver maple (not a lot of hard maple in indiana) i have atleast 7 cords of it
     
  20. JustWood

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    Could you post a close up pic of the black spot on the wood (lower left side) in the 4th pic of your 1st post. That sure does look like a sap spile hole !
     
  21. learnin to burn

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    Would love to take another pic for you but I would need a time machine to get me back to yesterday. It burned real good last night :) If it helps any both pieces from pic 3 and 4 from original post were in the stove at the same time. The 1 from pic 4 lasted at least an hour longer before it broke down into coals.
     
  22. wendell

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    Picture 1 in the second post looks like Norway Maple or a 1st cousin.
     
  23. webby3650

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    I don't know about northern Indiana but in my part of Indiana they are as common as silver maple. I make Maple syrup every year! Love making it too.
     
  24. smokinj

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    not sure about what you got but in that pic is silver maple we need lee's wood company to settle this
     
  25. Malatesta

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    Its Silver Maple , i just got a load of this stuff 2 weeeks ago from my Tree man. It looks exactly like the same thing in the pic's.
     
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