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    Wood ID site or help

    Anybody know a good wood ID site? I am going thru the wood pile from the other day. I have a bunch I have no idea what it is.

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    I have an idea for these but........thinking 1 is Poplar, but it just isn't right. 2 could be Beech? 3 Hickory or Pecan?

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    Don't know a site, but...
    1. Poplar
    2. Maple, unless it is real light, then alder.
    3. Not hickory. What you have is a closed celled wood and hickory is open celled. Don't know about pecan. First guess is poplar - again.

    My 2 cents. Is this a contest? Is there a prize?

    Hey, I didn't want to miss out, just in case!

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    Hi Steve,

    This is a site a lot of us refer to. Hope it helps. I've had goo luck stopping by the Farm Advisors or US Forest Service Office and getting help with identification, they are magic, at least here...I can never spot pine when I need to!!

    http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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    Jim, I found that right before I checked back here. I looked until my eyes crossed.

    Carol, I go Maple on 2. Still not sure on the #1 as it has no greens, like the poplar I have seen. The weight is right, still not sure. On the #3, it can't be poplar as it's very heavy. I only have 3 boards like it, so no biggie if I can't figure it out.

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    FWIW, poplar doesn't always have 'green.' And is the third is very heavy, I'd suspect birch.

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    1. Poplar
    2. Soft maple
    3. Birch is as good a guess as any.
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    karl has it on the first two and i possibly on the last one as well i havnt seen a wide birch board but ti doesnt look like hickory and if it was it would be heavy!!!1
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ...i havnt seen a wide birch board...
    Whatta ya mean? I built some bedroom furniture from birch a few years ago, and had some boards that were over 12" wide. 6~8" is more common, though.
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