Wood id

Nutmeg Warrior Posted By Nutmeg Warrior, Feb 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

  1. Nutmeg Warrior

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    Anyone know what this might be? It's heavy and tough to split.

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  2. BobUrban

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    Best guess - some type of maple. Someone will be along soon to identify the exact species but I am pretty sure the maple family will be part of that
     
  3. jdp1152

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    bark looks like sugar maple, but seems unusually dark on inside.
     
  4. lukem

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    Maple. Probably sugar maple.
     
  5. shoot-straight

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    i agree with the maple comments, but ill bet its a lighter species like silver or norway. i split alot of it.
     
  6. Nutmeg Warrior

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    Thanks all. Consensus is maple. I'm thinking sugar maple because it is so heavy and dense.
     
  7. Jags

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    Sugar Maple.
     
  8. Locust Post

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    That smooth bark on that top picture looks more like silver maple. But agreed it is maple none the less.
     
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  9. Jags

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    I ain't never seen a silver with the interior color of the OP's pic. (and I have cut many)
     
  10. Locust Post

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    I took that bottom split to be weathered but if it is fresh you might be on to something there Jags. No arguments from this old boy. Just commenting on the smooth bark because sugar maple in these parts has a rougher bark.
     
  11. Jags

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    Well...it's not like I ain't never been wrong.;lol
     
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  12. Nutmeg Warrior

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    That bottom piece was split in the fall.
     
  13. Locust Post

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    You and me both brother, you and me both.
     
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  14. ScotO

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    Not any sugar maple like we have around here (you guys know me, against the grain). I know my sugar maples and that bark isn't right for sugar maple.
    I'm thinking either silver or possibly red maple......
     
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  15. Ralphie Boy

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    Those rounds look like they are from the less mature upper part of a biger maple such as red or Norway. It would be good to see the trunk unless its just a young tree.
     
  16. nrford

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    Soft maple not Hard
     

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