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Wood ID Please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gzecc, May 16, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    This was delivered to me. What say you?

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  2. ScotO

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    Looks a lot like hard maple. Is it heavy? Does it have a 'starch-like' smell to it?
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  3. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Darn sure looks like maple but just can't tell from the picture if soft or hard maple. I would guess sugar (hard).
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  4. bogydave

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    Looks to be hard maple.
    Fairly heavy , a little stringy , off white color & harder to split than the soft maples.
    Primo stuff !
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  5. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Hard Maple
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  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Sugar maple.
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  7. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Isn't that nice, thought I was receiving oak that needed 2+ yrs to season, end up getting sugar maple that I can use for cooking or heating my house in 1 yr+. Nice when peoples wood/species ignorance works in your favor!
    Still got some oak, but mostly sugar maple.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Yup. You did just fine gzecc.
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  9. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    It does have a startchy smell.
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  10. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    I wanted and asked for maple this last delivery. I got oak.:(

    Nice score btw.
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  11. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    Here is a pic of some wood I have. It looks a lot like yours. This is oak. Not sure what kind. Smooth, thin bark, light colored wood.

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  12. Woody Stover

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    I said in gzecc's other thread that I hadn't seen smooth-barked Oak here. So I'm over there working on the "scrappy little score" Mulberry that I posted about, and I start looking at trees. Lo and behold, there's a Black Oak, about 20", with bark that's almost smooth, even on the low trunk wood! There was some color variation on the trunk, maybe a precursor of changes coming in the appearance of the bark... Seems like I get another curve ball thrown at me almost every day out there. ;lol
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  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Pin oaks tend to have rather smooth bark.

    Not sure about that one from CA. Could be a pin but don't really look like it.
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