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Identifying types of lumber
« on: December 07, 2015, 08:57:33 PM »
I have had a sawmill for 10 years but am still learning how to identify species of trees (lumber) I know how to identify Black walnut - Pine - Cedar - White and red oak - Sassafras - Hickory - but I cut two logs the other day and made siding out of them for my wood shed, I think the lighter colored one is Ash I have no idea what the red one is the red has the bark still on it

 
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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 08:59:45 PM »
  It appears to be oak, maybe  black jack?  hard to tell,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 09:01:49 PM »
It had a leaf like a hickory but I've never seen Hickory that red
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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 09:06:54 PM »
Here's a closer shot of it

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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 12:58:16 AM »
It looks like one of the hickories to me.  Regards, Clark

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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 05:55:50 AM »
Was the material with the bark heavier than than the other
material??

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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 07:15:50 AM »
It does look like some type of hickory from the bark, how did it smell? was there a sweetness to it?
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 10:01:35 AM »
Hickory can have a lot of red, depending on where it grew and which species.  Honeylocust is another species that throws off a lot of people.
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Re: Identifying types of lumber
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 09:07:59 PM »
Yes it was heavier than the lighter wood and it did have a sweet smell.
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