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Wood ID Help

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Snigg, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Snigg

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    What do you guys think? Sorry if the pics aren't great, they were taken with my cell phone. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum Snigg.

    Looks like elm but the split does not say so. A larger picture of the log would be better for ID.
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  3. nrford

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    I'm with Backwoods, looks like elm but it looks like it split pretty easy.
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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Maybe Elm

    But I've seen willow have similar bark & a dark center.
  5. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Burning Hunk

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    black walnut. it has that black tube in the center. heartwood looks right too.
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I agree with shoot-straight. The bark on black walnut can look like the pics when the walnut tree is small..
  7. ScotO

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    Possibly mulberry......or even a hickory........
    But I've been wrong before....;)
  8. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Swamp ash
  9. aansorge

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    Slippery elm?
  10. PA. Woodsman

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    I'm going to have to agree that it is some kind of Ash because of my "pinhole in the cutside of Ash" theory. If you magnify the pictures you'll see that infamous "pinhole" on the flat cutside of the middle picture.

    The grain also could resemble Maple or Hickory like Scotty said; all the Walnut I've ever cut wasn't that white inside but more light-brown not whitish like this is but who knows this is a very good one for us to ID.

    Please keep us informed when you find out exactly what it is!
  11. smokinj

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    Looks like pignut to me.
  12. BobUrban

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    I am going to say elm with the same disclaimer as mentioned above.
  13. homebrewz

    homebrewz Minister of Fire

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    As said above, the bark looks like elm, but it looks like it split pretty easily. The inside looks like hickory, or walnut.
  14. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I have 6 cord of black walnut split and stacked, I have walnut all over my property, I see walnut in my sleep and smell walnut when I wake up, and that ain't walnut.
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    And it is not ash for sure.
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  16. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    The branches of black walnut has a lot of white like that with the chocolate center.
    Sounds delicious.
  17. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    I've had Red Elm that split clean like that. Not sire if that's what you have tho.
  18. Pallet Pete

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    I say its walnut, elm and pignut all rolled into one ;) You grew that just to stump us didn't you ? Your just sniggering on your end :mad: :p

    Seriously welcome to hearth :)

    Pete
  19. PA. Woodsman

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    Well, I actually saw some Hickory in my piles today that had that pinhole also-so this COULD be Hickory as some have said!

    This is a good one, and the answers are all over the place!
  20. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Is that an ornamental yard planting? Meaning it could be who knows what kind of hybrid, non-native piece of wood.
  21. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I agree 100 % Swamp Ash is a joke I've shared on here.
  22. Locust Post

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    I'll stay in the elm camp on this one.
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    YA! I'm with ya on that, I say Slippery Elm.
  24. PA. Woodsman

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    Amazingly Elm is one wood that I DON'T have much access to here in Eastern Pennsylvania for some reason; do you other PA. guys notice this too?
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    I'll throw Siberian out there for the fun of it. Because no one has yet offered.

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