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Wood ID please...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Ram 1500 with an axe..., Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    There is no bark, i is whitish with some brown hue, not too heavy

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  2. Woody Stover

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    When in doubt, call it Maple. ;lol
    I'm "stumped." ==c A better pic of the split wood (not end grain) might help...
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  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    How's this
  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Ok
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  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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  6. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    Poplar, maybe Bass wood?
  7. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Idk, I'm wondering if its worth going to get?
    Is it deinately not pine?
  8. NortheastAl

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    That looks like poplar to me.
  9. bogydave

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    Since you are sure it's not pine,
    Poplar of some kind is my guess.
    Shoulder season wood ;)
  10. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I'm sorry. I was asking if it is definitely not pine. I have no idea what it is. If its pine I won't go for it. I'm just wondering if its worth going for. It does seem light weight, a bit soft and somewhat wet when I split it.
    Also, what does the term "shoulder" wood mean exactly
    Thank you all for helping
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Shoulder season ;
    Soft wood that doesn't put out as much heat or burn as long as say oak, locust, ash, birch etc.
    Burn it in the spring & fall, beginning & end of burn season. Save your good stuff for the cold days & longer burn times.

    Looks like pine to me ;)
    The little limb (knot) in the middle is typical of pine.
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    What does it smell like
  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    Perfect, thanks
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    Stinky, lol, but true
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    I googled pine wood pictures, the sides look like them on a few pics, I kinda of suspect that it's pine but I don't know.
  16. HDRock

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    What ?
    Does it smell like pin sol, or turpentine ? Edit: with a fresh cut
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    My 1st choice is basswood 2 nd poplar. A little better than pine not much though imo.Good early or late season wood like others have said.
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    That is Aspen .
  19. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    I just googled a picture of aspen and it looks just like it, I think you are correct, it is also lighter than most wood, another characteristic of aspen. A softer style wood, less flammable, they make paper out of it.
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    Silver Maple
  22. bogydave

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    Poplar to pine is about 12 to 15 MBTUs /cord.
    Shoulder season wood at best.
    If/when it is easy to get wood or wood at or near home I'd take it.
    To go out of the way or make a huge effort to get it, I wouldn't do it.

    All that depends on how much wood you have stacked up for next burn season,
    your climate & your stove.

    Im' close to being a wood snob, I take cottonwood & aspen if it's really handy,
    but don't have much, 10 rounds out back to be split now.

    So being one of the poplars or pines, if you need wood go for it,
    if you have limited space, look for some better BTU wood. ;)
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    Pure popple all the way (aspen). You state that it is already soft. I'd leave it lay in that case.
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    Doesn't look "soft" in the pics....

    Looks like Poplar or Pine, I'd go with pine. But I'm NO expert on wood ID. ;)

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