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Is this a Post Oak?
« on: March 09, 2010, 05:10:31 PM »
Can somebody identify this oak for me. I think it is what I call a post oak. Next question is.... would it make good lumber for furniture.

 



 



 



 



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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 05:26:38 PM »
i would say yes. keeping in mind i have limited resources when talking about tree species. :P
look at the tree from a distance. if it looks like the bark is twisted on the trunk between the ground and the first limbs, you should probably saw it a little on the thick size. to allow for movement.

bottom line is if its dying anyway, go ahead and make lumber out of it. personally i would q-saw the  tree. it will look great plus take away some of the movement in the drying lumber.

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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 08:07:24 PM »
It does have a slight twist. Left to right, ground up.

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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 08:12:04 PM »
Looks like post oak to me. Best lumber for trailer decking.
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 08:16:14 PM »
Its a post oak....don't know about furniture.  Tim
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 08:18:49 PM »
I vote post oak.

 I saw a fella's living room that made his floor of Post oak.  It was beautiful.
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 08:43:14 PM »
I've had my eye on it a while. My future sister-in-law told my wife that no dead pine was safe with me around after watching me take down the big pine and another one at Dad's. :D :D Heck, after the big red oak, all big oaks may not be safe either. ;) ;D

Wish it was already cut and dried. It would make a good floor in my woodshop.

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 09:32:27 PM »
Post Oak for sure. I had one sawed a couple years ago that was on my dads place. It was hanging waaaay out over a field and was about 40" DBH. Wanted it quarter sawed and the sawyer did not quite get it there  :( so it is almost all rift. It should have had tremendous stress . Lumber turned out very nice . Used some of the boards for cabinets.
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 11:50:20 PM »
Don, definitely cut it up.  Post oak is not considered as good a quality as white oak, but since post oak is in the white oak group, I bet you will get some fine lumber if q-sawn. 
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 10:18:56 AM »
Don, I quarter-sawed a big post oak this spring, and the lumber has dried beautifully with very little defect. The ray fleck is impressive! :)
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Re: Is this a Post Oak?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010, 12:22:28 PM »
Sounds like a winner to me. :)

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