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Help. What am I sawing?
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:02:00 AM »
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Hello. Thanks in advance for help. I wasn't sure where to put this post so if it is in the wrong place I apologize.

I cut down a standing (what I believe to be) dead oak tree. I am sawing it up now. I was wondering if you all could tell me what kind and what I may want to use it for... I have nothing really in mind just wanted to cut it up before it rotted.

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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 10:27:33 AM »
Looks like spalted oak, probably some type of white oak. I'd make something that's going to put that beautiful grain on display. That's real purdy wood you got there! 8)
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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 10:30:03 AM »
Looks like Red Oak to me. I could tell for sure if I could see the end grain.

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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »
   Bark looks like our red oak around here. I'm with Pete.
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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 10:31:50 AM »
chestnut oak looks a little like that...

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 11:06:27 AM »



Here are the end grains
Thanks!

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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 01:32:16 PM »
I vote red oak.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 02:07:35 PM »
I'm a west coast guy, what would I know about red oak?  It doesn't grow around here. In fact, it's between 75 & 100 miles to the closest natural growing oak tree.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 02:55:17 PM »
Water oak. Did it stink a little when you sawed it?

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Re: Help. What am I sawing?
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 07:11:52 PM »
It is a red oak for sure.  99% sure that it is Southern Red Oak, Quercus falcata.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 08:53:42 PM »
Red Oak
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