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Belle Harmon14/06/2018 07:29:39
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Hi all,

I was wondering if you could help me identify this timber, I know its a hardwood with a tight grain.


Big Al15/06/2018 16:19:28
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Looks like oak to me.


derek willis 116/06/2018 09:16:17
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have to agree with Al. Oak it must be.


John Baddeley17/06/2018 14:00:36
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Always a tricky question!

While I don't want to disagree, I'm not seeing any medullary rays which would 'prove' it to be oak.

The cut end, showing the rings, is the same as the finished pieces, yes?

Might it be sweet chestnut? Are you in uk, europe, or elsewhere? (Or was it bought from a suppl9ier who may have imported it...?)

Do you need to know because [eg] you want to use steel screws, but are worried about the staining caused by oak.?

Some wider shots would help, and were the photos taken with daylight or artificial as that will affect the apparent colour. (I'm a big help, aren't I! )


John Browne 224/06/2018 18:23:04
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I agree w/ John, re absence of rays... & it looks like there's both Summer & Winter growth in those rings.
A fairly hard conifer that looks a lot like this is western hemlock, which has replaced Douglas-fir in many applications where I live (NW U.S.A.). ^..^

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