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What kind of wood is this?

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    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    I picked up some lumber today that was out at my Grandparent’s farm. I am not really sure what it is. I ran the hand plane over one board. I am thinking it might be Butternut. I just wondering if anyone knows what kind wood it might be?

    Greg

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    #700999

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    seems a like a little more open grain that I would expect from Butternut. I would say It is Oak. Some Older Growth with narrower ring spacing on the grain.

    #701000

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Looks a lot like Ash to me.

    Ron

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    #701002

    smallerstick
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    Listowel, ON

    I picked up some lumber today that was out at my Grandparent’s farm. I am not really sure what it is. I ran the hand plane over one board. I am thinking it might be Butternut. I just wondering if anyone knows what kind wood it might be?

    Butternut is a possibility. Are you able to dent it with your fingernail? Both ash and oak are very difficult to dent like that.

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    #701025

    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Looks a lot like Ash to me.

    Looks like an ash to me too but then I’m not good with identifying woods.

    Dirty

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    #701049

    roninohio
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    New Franklin, OH

    I am thinking it is Ash . Hard to say from a picture though.

    #701057

    It looks more like oak to me. My hint is the curved grain at the lower left in the picture. It looks like there are some flecks in the grain found in oak.

    #701074

    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    seems a like a little more open grain that I would expect from Butternut. I would say It is Oak. Some Older Growth with narrower ring spacing on the grain.

    I thought it was Oak when I first saw the lumber. I saw some bark on some of the other boards. That made me think is was butternut.

    Are you able to dent it with your fingernail?

    I will have to try it to see if dents.

    I know some of the the knots on the boards looked like oak. I will take a few more pictures of some other boards. I am thinking these boards have sawed since 1995 and have been sitting in the barn since then. I have seen these boards many times but never paid much attention to them. There looks to be over 50 board feet I got.

    Greg

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    #701086

    Another thought – how heavy does the wood feel? Oak is denser and heavier than butternut.

    #701088

    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    Another thought – how heavy does the wood feel? Oak is denser and heavier than butternut.

    The wood does feel heavier for sure.

    Greg

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    #701146

    Sorpa
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    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Put up a picture with the end grain.
    Closest and clearer you can get and a normal one to see the growth rings.

    #701147

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Another thought – how heavy does the wood feel? Oak is denser and heavier than butternut.

    Oak and ash are very close to each other in density and hardness. White ash is a little more blond than red or white oak. And is just as open grained.

    Ron

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    #701151

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Put up a picture with the end grain.
    Closest and clearer you can get and a normal one to see the growth rings.

    I have taken a few more pictures. I added a photo with the board I showed earlier on the left & another board on the right. The board on the right has some bark on it.

    Greg

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    #701165

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Now that I can see a larger picture of the boards. It’s oak.

    Ron

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    #701176

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Now that I can see a larger picture of the boards. It’s oak.

    I thought it could have been oak. But the bark on some of the boards threw me off.

    Greg

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    #701183

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Now that I can see a larger picture of the boards. It’s oak.

    Same opinion here.

    #701201

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I Would also say Oak based on the end grain and the rays in the wood. The bark looks like Oak to me also.

    #701215

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Now that I can see a larger picture of the boards. It’s oak.

    Same opinion here.

    I Would also say Oak based on the end grain and the rays in the wood. The bark looks like Oak to me also.

    Ok it looks like those boards are oak. Thanks guys your input. I too thought they might be oak when I first saw the boards. Then I thought maybe butternut. I know my grandpa had this lumber sawed. I just never knew there was much oak on the farm. I guess there could have been some oak trees growing along the fences.

    Greg

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    #701216

    roninohio
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    New Franklin, OH

    Yep, It is oak.

    #701235

    Ok it looks like those boards are oak. Thanks guys your input. I too thought they might be oak when I first saw the boards. Then I thought maybe butternut. I know my grandpa had this lumber sawed. I just never knew there was much oak on the farm. I guess there could have been some oak trees growing along the fences.

    Now the next question is – what are you going to make with it? I wish I had some wood from a direct ancestor like that. It would be great to make an heirloom that could be handed to the next generation and beyond.

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