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What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:28:31 AM »
I was given these logs a few years ago, I was told they were used as an  ornamental tree up here, but that it was native to the South Eastern USA
I would like to sell them but do not know the name
The bark has an orange hue as it has dried. I was told it was a hardwood, but the grain seems more softwood



 

 know the name.
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 10:39:54 AM »
Sure looks like sassafras

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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 08:25:30 PM »
Looks like yellow pine.
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 11:31:47 PM »
Looks like sassafras.  The smell/sneeze will let you know for sure.  Awesome wood for outdoor projects.  Light, strong and weather-resistant.

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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 04:33:54 AM »
Sassafras

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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 08:08:00 AM »
Take a close-up pic of the grain. 
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 08:57:46 PM »
I'm over at the yard tomorrow and I'll get a better picture of the grain.
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 09:25:29 PM »
chestnut oak maybe?
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 08:41:27 PM »
Sassafras has orange bark when its fresh.  Do you see orange?
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2018, 10:34:03 PM »
looks like sassafras to me. wood will have kind of a bronze sheen or color.
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2018, 10:35:42 PM »
One thing I do know it is not yellow pine!
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Re: What kind of wood is this, from South Eastern USA
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 03:59:45 PM »
One thing I do know it is not yellow pine!
Yep, i would agree with that.
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2018, 08:24:00 PM »
I cut down a couple sassafras trees in Rochester NY that had bark and a grain pattern  when flat sawn like that shown in your pictures. The lumber I have is quite light weight and a light tan color. It also has a distictive smell when sawn. It is a native species on the US side of Lake Ontario. Not sure if it is native on your side of the lake. I have never seen any in my woods which is near the Pennsylvania border.


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