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  • #701284
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    It’s oak.

    Same opinion here.

    I Would also say Oak

    Yep, It is oak.

    It must be Oak.

    Dirty

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    #701289
    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    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.

    That is a great question Lon! It is too early to tell. Before I got this wood I thought about making my girls each a shadow box to put there swim badges and skating ribbons & medals in. This oak might be perfect for this.

    Greg
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    #703200
    n859715
    Pro

    My vote is Ash also.

    #703272
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    My vote is Ash also.

    Welcome to the program,, Very nice username.

    Dirty

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    #712418

    Late joining in but it is oak. Sticker the boards in a dry cool place and you will have several years to turn it into a project. Any moisture and rough sawn oak will rot fast.

    Ron

    #712472
    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Late joining in but it is oak. Sticker the boards in a dry cool place and you will have several years to turn it into a project. Any moisture and rough sawn oak will rot fast.

    Ron

    Thanks for your input Ron.

    I have seen where red oak rots fast. It it my understand that white oak does handle moisture well. I have a couple boards. That I think are white oak that were the only 2 boards left on the well platform that the hand pump was fasten too at my grandparents farm. They seem to be in not too bad of shape. Someday I want to clean them up and make something out of them.

    Greg
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    #712508
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    rsbaldwin

    @rsbaldwin,, Welcome to the site. Baldwin is one of the biggest names in Hawaii. Know as one of the big five land owners from the missionary and sugarcane plantation days here.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #712529

    I had no idea about Baldwins and Hawaii, mayde I have a long lost Uncle there that wants to adopt me!!

    Ron

    #715270

    Yeah!! Looks a lot like Ash.

    #715315
    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    Yeah!! Looks a lot like Ash.

    Your right it does look like Ash. But I do believe it is Oak.

    Greg
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    #715344
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I think it’s ash too.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #718818

    According to me its Butternut. This kind of wood is quite costlier than others. But whether it is high-quality wood or low quality, termites are the unwanted guests which get attracted to the wood. In CA there are many homes and wooden shops which have got infested with termites. Termites are the one who eats wood from the inside, making the wood hollow and leave a powder like structure behind. Experts from pest control elk grove CA know how to exterminate the termites from the depth and thus they use that kind of techniques for the extermination purpose.

    #718882
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    According to me its Butternut. This kind of wood is quite costlier than others. But whether it is high-quality wood or low quality, termites are the unwanted guests which get attracted to the wood. In CA there are many homes and wooden shops which have got infested with termites. Termites are the one who eats wood from the inside, making the wood hollow and leave a powder like structure behind. Experts from pest control elk grove CA know how to exterminate the termites from the depth and thus they use that kind of techniques for the extermination purpose.

    From what I’ve been told by my friends in Sacramento the people at pest control elk grove CA really did a poor job with their termites. In fact they said in 2 months the termites were worse than ever.
    @Phyllisburke are you in Sacramento?

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #718908
    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    According to me its Butternut. This kind of wood is quite costlier than others. But whether it is high-quality wood or low quality, termites are the unwanted guests which get attracted to the wood. In CA there are many homes and wooden shops which have got infested with termites. Termites are the one who eats wood from the inside, making the wood hollow and leave a powder like structure behind. Experts from pest control elk grove CA know how to exterminate the termites from the depth and thus they use that kind of techniques for the extermination purpose.

    This is what I first thought. Now I think it is oak. I am not sure 100% sure where the lumber came from. Either way I am happy to have the lumber.

    Greg
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    #735799
    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    OLD THREAD WARNING

    On Thanksgiving weekend I was at BIL’s cabin. I was giving him a hand cutting some wood. One tree he cut down looked like ash standing. But when the tree was cut down it didn’t look much like as ash. It kinda looked like hickory. The heart of the tree had brown color to it. The tree had a fair bit of moisture in it. As it has dried out that brown color is gone. My BIL’s neighbor popped by for a visit. He claims to be a logger. So I asked what kind of wood is this. I showed him as piece I split of a block of wood. He told me it was soft maple. I didn’t agree with him. I still believe it is Ash.

    Greg
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    #735829

    No way that looks like maple to me. I am leaning in your corner with the ash pick. I wish I could handle the piece as that makes it so much easier to identity.

    #735838
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Looks like ash to me too.

    #735840
    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    No way that looks like maple to me. I am leaning in your corner with the ash pick. I wish I could handle the piece as that makes it so much easier to identity.

    Yeah I no it is not maple.

    It does make it easier to tell when you have it in your hand.

    Greg
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    #735848
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Ash, hickory, but I’m not so sure I’d rule out maple. There are some maple species that could look like that.

    #735850
    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Ash, hickory, but I’m not so sure I’d rule out maple. There are some maple species that could look like that.

    When I first saw a block of wood that was cut off the tree. I thought was hickory. I remember hickory being very hard to split with axe. This split pretty easy.
    Really you think it could be maple!

    Greg
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