Wood ID please?

mfglickman Posted By mfglickman, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM

  1. mfglickman

    mfglickman
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    Jan 17, 2012
    676
    155
    Loc:
    NW CT
    DH scrounged this wood, and wants to know what it is. Asked me to post pics. :)

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    thanks!!!

    Mary
     
  2. gzecc

    gzecc
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    Sep 24, 2008
    4,452
    868
    Loc:
    NNJ
    maple
     
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  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Jul 22, 2008
    17,517
    3,799
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    I would guess maple of some sort.
     
  4. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
    3,446
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    Maple.
    Don't look like hard maple , red maple maybe.
     
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  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut
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    Nov 29, 2012
    2,537
    1,079
    Loc:
    Kennett Square, PA
    Maple. Looks like good burning wood.
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,368
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Good Mary. By now you probably have the idea it is maple.
     
  7. HDRock

    HDRock
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    Oct 25, 2012
    2,239
    859
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Yes Maple :)
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  8. mfglickman

    mfglickman
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    Jan 17, 2012
    676
    155
    Loc:
    NW CT
    What makes the pattern in the center of the wood? It's not punky or wet at all...
     
  9. HDRock

    HDRock
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    Oct 25, 2012
    2,239
    859
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Heart Wood,in the center, outer layer is sap wood/spring wood , grows fast and is less dense



    Spalting is caused by certain white-rot decay fungi growing in wood.primarily hardwoods such as maple, birch, and beech. The fungi create .zone lines. in the wood where territories of competing fungi meet. The unusual coloration.black, pink, gray, and multicolored streaks.may result from reactions between the wood, the decay fungi, and insect deposits. If these decay fungi are allowed to grow for too long, however, the strength of the wood is diminished.
     
  10. gzecc

    gzecc
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    Sep 24, 2008
    4,452
    868
    Loc:
    NNJ
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  11. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck
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    Feb 26, 2009
    4,724
    814
    Loc:
    Central PA
    I think it is Red Maple. Definitely some sort of Maple.
     
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  12. Dune

    Dune
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    Jan 14, 2008
    3,128
    273
    Loc:
    Commonwealth Of Massachussetts
    There is a slight possibility that it is maple. Hard or soft, maple is great firewood.
     
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  13. ScotO

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    Red maple, good stuff. Seasons fast (1 year or so after split), makes great SS wood....
     
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  14. nrford

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    Feb 26, 2011
    1,120
    542
    Loc:
    NW lower Mi.
    That is not spalting. That is the result of the Ambrosia beetle. The bug tunnels through the wood leaving a hole, the tree reacts to the invasion by leaving a mineral stain. This is in a Soft Maple. Soft Maple lumber is sold two ways WHAD(Worm Holes Are Defect) and WHND (Worm Holes No Defect). Most often WHND lumber is used as framestock(upend you favorite couch or Lazy-Boy the frame has a good chance of being WHND Soft Maple) ,and sometimes is used as an specialty item, panelling, or some furniture. WHAD is used where appearance is important, quality furniture, trim,cabinets, etc. WHND is least desirable as a lumber and least valueable(by ALOT of $$) Most often Wormy maple is associated with low ground or swampy enviroments.
     
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  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
    27,815
    7,368
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Thanks for that lesson nrford. This is a new one for me.
     
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