Wood ID #2

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Wayne Boardman, May 2, 2013.

  1. Wayne Boardman

    Wayne Boardman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    Tree #2
    100_2243.JPG 100_2244.JPG
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    556
    Loc:
    Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    Cherry
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. gzecc

    gzecc
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,384
    Likes Received:
    851
    Loc:
    NNJ
    Bark does look like cherry, how ever the wood (inside of split) is too bright and washed out to really be identified on my monitor.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. Wayne Boardman

    Wayne Boardman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    I'll post better pics of the split in the morning.
     
  5. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I dunno about that. Zoom in on that first pic, and it looks like there are big rays in the end grain of the round. That says oak, but I don't know what sort of oak would have bark like that.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,696
    Likes Received:
    806
    Loc:
    Central PA
    I think it is oak. In Virginia there are probably a few oaks that I don't see here in central PA, but I think Black Oak or Pin Oak are likely guesses.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. paul bunion

    paul bunion
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    570
    Loc:
    NJ
    I'm thinking its oak too. The wood looks a lot like it, especially the way the sap wood has started to go but the heart wood is still solid. The bark I'm not so sure about but It doesnt look like cherry to me at all.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. bogydave

    bogydave
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Likes Received:
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    I think Oak too
    but pictures are sometimes deceiving
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    7,376
    Likes Received:
    2,105
    Loc:
    Southern IN
    Looks like the camera was keying on the darker areas in the frame and the lighter-colored wood is overexposed...
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Applesister likes this.
  10. billb3

    billb3
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,283
    Likes Received:
    588
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    bark looks a bit like oak, a little thin
    split looks soft and punky
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    If you look at the picture on the right where the sun is not hitting the wood it looks like cherry and the bark sure does also, the round in the back ground has that color of Cherry.
     
  12. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'd agree, except that when you zoom in on the bark, it doesn't have the little horizontal lines in it that I expect in cherry.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  13. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    It looks like the cherry we have here I believe, so not familar with the type of bark you are talking about.
     
  14. Applesister

    Applesister
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    954
    Loc:
    Upstate NY
    Woody Stover is right the pics are overexposed. Jon is talking about lenticels. They are actually pores in the bark that allows gas exchange. Cherry has prominent lenticels.
    The rotting sapwood and the solid heartwood says very much oak to me. They dont innoculate mushroom spores into Oak logs for nothing. Its the perfect proportion of sapwood to heartwood for Oak as well.
    Cherry doesnt rot like that.
    Im putting $30.00 on Oak.
     
  15. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    GoogleGoogleGoogle.... uh, yeah, that is what I was talking about.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  16. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Red Oak maybe?
     
  17. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    556
    Loc:
    Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    Easiest way to find out is to have Wayne split open a round and smell it; if it is sweet fragrant aroma us in the Cherry camp are right. If it smells like wine or vinegar those in the Oak camp are correct!

    How about it, Wayne? :)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. Wayne Boardman

    Wayne Boardman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    Headed out to do just that.
     
  19. Wayne Boardman

    Wayne Boardman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    It wasn't NEARLY as strong as the green white oak I split this summer but it did have that "vinegar" like smell........definitely not the sweet fragrant aroma described above. I've attached what I "hope" are better pics of the spilt in question as well as the pile I pulled from.
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Wayne Boardman

    Wayne Boardman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    One more pic
     

    Attached Files:

  21. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Absitively red oak.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  22. TimJ

    TimJ
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    802
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    Yea, the last picture did the trick
     
  23. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    556
    Loc:
    Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    Yes you guys in the Oak camp are right. Thanks for posting and "sniffing" the wood, Wayne; so many times we try to help ID wood pictures and the original poster doesn't help us out like that and leaves us all hanging-plus this way you got the proper ID!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  24. Jon1270

    Jon1270
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  25. basod

    basod
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    937
    Likes Received:
    351
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    Young dead southern red oak.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page