Recommended Posts

I'm making a challenge coin display board for my son and I cleaned up this piece of what I thought was black walnut? Now that I look closely at it I'm thinking it might be chestnut? It's really hard, much harder than black walnut and it has grains similar to oak.  Does anyone know by looking at the pictures what kind of wood it is? This is 2 pieces glued together.

IMG_20181224_105004377.jpg

IMG_20181224_105042330.jpg

  • Like 1

Hunt when I can.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had to guess I would say Oak because of the open grain and color.

Al

Edited by airedale
  • Like 1

Serious Dogs For Serious Work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need end grain to tell between oak and chestnut. I would guess some kind of oak that had discoloration 


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Need end grain to tell between oak and chestnut. I would guess some kind of oak that had discoloration 
True. Almost has a maple look to it.

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen plenty of walnut with that coloration, so I think it could be a walnut.  But the grain does look fairly open, more like oak.  Just don't recall ever seeing oak with that much dark coloring in it.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being really HARD brings locust to mind...

Or an 18 year old  penis on Prom Night... Sorry..Couldn't help myself....<<blush>>….

  • Like 2
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not into wood working. rough cut boards from whatever is on the farm or around is where my experience caps. looks exactly like white oak. not sure about the dark portion though.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://arforny.com

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dark area is probably just the heart wood so it was boards from the center of the log.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://arforny.com

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like red oak with discoleration, and like dbHunterNY said above probably from the center of the log.  You can see the “rays” in the grain, if the lumber was harder sawn, than rays would be more visible.

We have lots of cherry trees on our property and had several made into lumber.  The cabinet maker would not take them because they were very discolored from growing in soil that had shale in it.  Lots of black steaks in the lumber, it all ended up in the wood stove.  

Depending on what you are making, you could always trim that part out. Do you have any other pieces to use?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best way to ID wood is from looking at the end grain cell structure; this also allows one to differentiate species specific in class.....scrub oak vs red oak for example. A tangential cut also helps....google that.

For scroungers looking at picking up non ID'd wood a terrific book is Bruce Hoadleys "Identifying Wood with Simple Tools" put out by the folks who publish Fine Woodworking.

Other good resources are Forest Products Laboratory at University of Wisconsin.

Get a chance also pick up "Understanding Wood" also by Hoadley.

Can find used copies on Amazon at reasonable prices.

Get a chance to meet Bruce he a interesting guy to talk too; he used to guest lecture years ago, but not sure if he does that anymore. (professor at U. Mass Amherst)

  • Like 1

Give it a name, apply human sentiment, and its no longer a wild animal its a Disney character.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oak for sure.I also see that you had 1 board and cut it nearly in half and spliced them.The darkening and color difference is where a limb or hole was and allowed water to enter the trunk of the tree.Not sure what a challenge coin display.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Taco better get his butt back here and put this little charade to bed, PDQ.


Please support the hunting of Mourning Dove In New York State.  For information, visit nydovehunting.weebly.com/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What charade? I was hoping that someone might know what type of hardwood it is. I didn't think it looked like oak but i suppose it could be, there are so many different types of oak and the dark areas could just be some of the heart wood? It was stored in an old barn on Ayer rd that was torn down. 

I can post some pics of the end grain if that would help? 


Hunt when I can.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do a whole lot better when I can see some of the bark. But I will say that it has a lot of the grain characteristics of oak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, TreeGuy said:

True. Almost has a maple look to it.

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
 

 

20 hours ago, stubborn1VT said:

Pretty coarse grain for maple IMO.

Not maple for sure. Nit even close.

Doesn't look quite like oak to me either.

Maybe pecan?


Never forget the 241 GIs that were killed in Beirut because of Reagan administration policies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.