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white oak...looks just like a large lot of white oak 2x8 (real dim's) warehouse planking I 'salvaged'. Turned it into library shelving-but even for 30-35yr old wood it had the smell of oak when ripping/planing it down.
 

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Had another thought since the smell thing has us stumped.

rift cut ash

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It does look kind of like old growth ash.
I've got a table and two chests made of it.
Got an old Louisville slugger you can cut
to compare the smell? :laughing:
I'd know it, but I can't describe it any
better than I can describe a color to a woman. :rolleyes:
 
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I have an ash floor that I had milled from all the brown ash that my supplier has not been able to unload for years. Ash in the most poular state is nice and white. Yours could have a lot of brown in it.

This has a stain on it

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Halle Berry wants to help too.:thumbup:

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She is leaning towards ash.
 

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Jeff
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I have an ash floor that I had milled from all the brown ash that my supplier has not been able to unload for years. Ash in the most poular state is nice and white. Yours could have a lot of brown in it.

This has a stain on it

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Halle Berry wants to help too.:thumbup:

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She is leaning towards ash.
Thats a damn nice looking floor Gus. We did some wainscoting out of ash a couple months ago. First time i think i've used it for anything besides hitting a baseball or replacing a sledge hammer handle. :laughing: Seemed awful hard on saw blades.
 

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Now that we got all these wood experts in one thread i got a question. We ran that ash wainscoting and the HO is a timber man. His dad had a saw mill and all this lumber was air dried. We always deal with kiln dried stuff and he had us space the boards out of the corner 1/2 an inch because he said it would expand more because he said it was air dried not kiln. Seemed odd to me wouldnt air dry have a higher moisture content more in line with whatever the outside humidity was?
 

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It does look kind of like old growth ash.
I've got a table and two chests made of it.
Got an old Louisville slugger you can cut
to compare the smell? :laughing:
I'd know it, but I can't describe it any
better than I can describe a color to a woman. :rolleyes:
No baseball bat but I do have a big pile of this I can reference to:
 

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I've cut lots of hundred plus year old
lumber that still has the same smell inside.
 
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