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Wood ID Please...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NordicSplitter, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    First off, I'm sorry for no Pic and I know that may make this impossible but here goes.....Picked up a load of wood from the tree service place this morning. Average size rounds but a bark that I have just never seen....Thin and jet black with a tinge of rust color. Not like paper(birch) and not peeling (old silver maple) Lord I wish I had a photo... Oh ya...rounds are HEAVY! Never had this wood before...

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Best I can do is say it's "Gotten-wood" :)
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Could you be describing shagbark hickory? Except for the jet black. I would not describe hickory as jet black.
  4. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe because of its age, the bark turned black, Just a thought....
  5. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a railroad tie lol!!! ;lol :p
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  6. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    Sour cherry
  7. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Could also be Black Birch
    Pretty tough to I.D from a description :)
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    What do it smell like?
  9. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Hard maple? Shot in the dark :)

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