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Almost all of our lumber, when it comes in, looks like this. Can you guess what this is?

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4 minutes ago, Konas said:

I thought that may be too easy...I will have to up my game a bit.

Yeah - that was an instant recognize for me too.

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1 minute ago, Konas said:

Almost all of our lumber, when it comes in, looks like this. Can you guess what this is?

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I want to say walnut.

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White ash was a guess of mine (but my other was Cherry since I have no idea what either one looks unfinished).

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1 minute ago, WxCougar said:

White ash was a guess of mine (but my other was Cherry since I have no idea what either one looks unfinished).

I'm looking at the grain swirls.  That looks like those big walnut deck boxes to me.

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It is cherry! You can tell by the slight pinkish hue and the soft organic quality in the grain.

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8 minutes ago, WxCougar said:

White ash was a guess of mine (but my other was Cherry since I have no idea what either one looks unfinished).

Good guess!

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1 minute ago, Barb Bliss said:

Though, these look similar too.

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Red Oak is a nice warm wood. It has a bit more of an aggressive grain broken up with feathery hatching. White Ash has a similar grain but tends to be a little less tightly compacted. Color in raw lumber is the big signifier between the two. 

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This is really neat (and a great learning experience if I can remember all this cool info).

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One of the things I love about doing this is that you really never know what you are going to get until you plane a piece of lumber down. And then you get another nice surprise when it is lacquered. Rough cut lumber can hide a lot of beauty. 

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Just now, Konas said:

One of the things I love about doing this is that you really never know what you are going to get until you plane a piece of lumber down. And then you get another nice surprise when it is lacquered. Rough cut lumber can hide a lot of things. 

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This looks like ash to me.  But what do I know.

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Just now, Barb Bliss said:

This looks like ash to me.  But what do I know.

You know something cuz you're right.

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2 minutes ago, WxCougar said:

This is really neat (and a great learning experience if I can remember all this cool info).

Good to hear. Just like anything else, it gets easy with experience. Identification is a combo of grain, color, and hand feel (mostly weight). But, these are all variable from log to log, wehich makes it a bit harder. When we do the "Bin of Doom" in our Friday meetings, we put rare samples of our most common woods to through off our employees. I am proud of the fact that most of these contests go so long we just call it a tie that goes to a "Dart Off'.

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I have been impressed and/or fascinated with how different the same type of wood can be.

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1 minute ago, Konas said:

Good to hear. Just like anything else, it gets easy with experience. Identification is a combo of grain, color, and hand feel (mostly weight). But, these are all variable from log to log, wehich makes it a bit harder. When we do the "Bin of Doom" in our Friday meetings, we put rare samples of our most common woods to through off our employees. I am proud of the fact that most of these contests go so long we just call it a tie that goes to a "Dart Off'.

I read that real fast and thought it said you did a bark off.  Now that would get me to come back to AA for.

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9 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

I read that real fast and thought it said you did a bark off.  Now that would get me to come back to AA for.

Better than a "Fart Off'....

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8 hours ago, Konas said:

Almost all of our lumber, when it comes in, looks like this. Can you guess what this is?

lumber.jpg

Maybe with ash or Curly Birch (not read other's responses)

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Wrong again. I actually did think Cherry as a possibility but didn't write it down. 

Cool, @Konas that your company has wood guessing contest. I found it quite fun trying to figure out what my woods were. I'm impressed with the final answers. 

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25 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

I'm bored.  Let's see some more boards.

OK.

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