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Curmudgeon
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My monitor color sucks, but
it looks like white oak from here.

Rub a little oil on it, see what
it looks like then?
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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I'm with Neo, white oak is first thought.

Is there any hint to medullary rays?

Fir is out because of the open grain.
 

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I found this about identifying Chestnut, could be. Lokk hard at the end grain one.

chestnut.jpg

chestnut2.jpg

chestnut3.jpg
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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This is rift cut white oak, no stain, flat finish. Still the most probable choice.

Gentile cloce up.jpg
 

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I was just looking at that last picture on another site.

That is a picture of oak right?

These boards do not have that visible ray.

All I can see is the early wood pores, my eye can not see the rays.
I thought they were all chestnut
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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The smell of reclaimed wood is often different than new lumber. Especially when just trimming the ends.

What are we trying to do here anyway?
 

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Curmudgeon
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Can you get a better lit, in focus shot
of the end grain?
From what you say it could be chestnut,
but I haven't seen that much quarter sawn.
 

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Can you get a better lit, in focus shot
of the end grain?
From what you say it could be chestnut,
but I haven't seen that much quarter sawn.
Yeah, and take that Rotex to it and wipe it with water.
 
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