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What wood is this.....aired dried for 27 months
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:13:55 PM »
I sawed cants of varies sizes 27 months ago.
Today I pulled it out and sawed it into lumber.
2x 6 and 2 x 8 inch table slabs.....no live edge.

12% mc in the center.

This stuff is beautiful. I love the Gray tint.  My first time drying and resewing this species.

Do you recognize it?

 

  

  

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:21:44 PM »
Color looks a bit dull, I would guess sassyfrass
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:22:16 PM »
Looks like ash...
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »
A soft wood, except for the grayness, it looks quite a bit like redwood.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 08:39:25 PM »
No......WDH will probably bust my chops on this.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 08:56:33 PM »
 The showey grain and the wide growth rings remind me of Catalpa but the gray color is throwing me off.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 09:07:04 PM »
It's not WDH favorite wood,pecan?
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 09:09:15 PM »
No.....but he should know
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:45 PM »
Black Cherry :)
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 09:28:50 PM »
First thought was walnut, but the color threw me, it's walnut,
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 09:34:48 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 09:38:10 PM »
Butternut?

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 09:40:59 PM »
Poplar

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2017, 09:41:22 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 09:48:21 PM »
Plasticwood from the industrial tree? Been chewed on by a goat and then ''resewed''? Maybe its fabric wood from the textile tree?


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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2017, 09:49:24 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2017, 09:50:54 PM »
Magicman should know
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2017, 09:51:48 PM »
Probably not Hackberry!
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2017, 09:57:53 PM »
   Sweetgum? Sycamore? Magnolia?
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2017, 09:59:30 PM »
Thats 3 guesses. 1 guess per post please. Play again.  :D
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2017, 10:03:21 PM »
OK....here it is. Not a lot of sawyers get to saw it.
http://www.wood-database.com/southern-magnolia/


Really pretty wood.
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2017, 10:10:05 PM »
  The grey comment led me to think that even though I have never sawed any. I understand magnolia and holly turn grey quickly after sawing unless very special handling and a lot of luck is applied. I guess I lose out on another prize to re-gift.
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2017, 10:54:11 PM »
Yup, been there, good ole southern magnolia or it's close cousin bay..I didn't see any knots, they would be black and quite hard...
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Re: What wood is this.....aired dried for 27 months
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 07:47:22 AM »
The double band of marginal parenchyma gives it away  :)
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2017, 08:20:42 AM »
The double band of marginal parenchyma gives it away  :).

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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2017, 10:24:24 AM »
It is the dark band at the terminus of each growth ring.  It is what gives it that nice grain.  Yellow Poplar (in the Magnolia family) has a single band, so it is not as distinct as what you see in your pic of the magnolia.   
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2017, 04:41:17 PM »
It is the dark band at the terminus of each growth ring.  It is what gives it that nice grain.  Yellow Poplar (in the Magnolia family) has a single band, so it is not as distinct as what you see in your pic of the magnolia.

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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2017, 05:53:03 PM »
It is the dark band at the terminus of each growth ring.  It is what gives it that nice grain.

That's the part that reminded me of the redwood.  Second growth redwood often grows very fast. I've seen 3/4" wide growth rings with the "dark band at the terminus of each ring." 
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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2017, 09:30:26 PM »
It is the dark band at the terminus of each growth ring.  It is what gives it that nice grain.  Yellow Poplar (in the Magnolia family) has a single band, so it is not as distinct as what you see in your pic of the magnolia.

My first thought was tulip. Makes sense considering they are in the same family. I knew tulip wad in the magnoliaceae family,  but i would never have thought of magnolia,  as i never knew it was a sawable species.
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 12:19:10 AM »
How about Maple?

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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2017, 07:22:14 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
Magnolia? Silver leaf maple?
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