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Tree ID
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:55:34 PM »
My neighbor has a down tree and I want to make a workbench. What kind of tree is this and is it suitable for a workbench?


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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 11:42:43 PM »
Welcome to the form.
Hard to tell perhaps the fellows from downunder can see it rightside up. :D
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 06:03:45 AM »
Looks like it might be silver maple.  Gary
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 07:41:21 AM »
Yes, I agree.
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 09:06:43 AM »
I think ToddsPoint hit the nail on the head.
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 09:02:44 PM »
Either Silver or Red Maple, both of which are commonly referred to as soft maple;(700lb and 950lb Janka hardness respectively). It should be fine to use as a work bench, considering that Black Cherry has the same hardness as Red Maple :laugh: Even Silver Maple I would use, although to tell the truth I wood use almost any wood besides Balsa :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 10:07:34 PM »
Yes, to silver maple.
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Re: Tree ID
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 11:18:48 PM »
8/4 soft maple is really reasonable. You could buy some and build tomorrow. It will take months to get that log into useable lumber if you are building a workbench to make furniture on. If you are just building something to work on your lawn mower in the garage, then you can go for it. Looks like silver maple to me, and it's not nearly as hard as cherry. Looks like rot in the center of the butt flare too.


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