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Thread: The debate over this wood continues...(SETTLED FINALLY)

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    The debate over this wood continues...(SETTLED FINALLY)

    Ok Frank this is for you so you can help me out. I cut a piece of this wood down the middle (it was cracking to pieces anyhow despite my use of LV special coating for the end of wood.)

    So lets see if this helps get it cleared up

    OSAGE ORANGE or SUMAC? This is like the tobe or not to be.

    So whoever wishes to be the shakespear of wood speak up.

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    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 06-21-2010 at 11:13 AM.
    cheers

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    I'm pretty sure it's osage sumac. Sure is nice-looking, whatever it is.
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    tell that to Frank.
    cheers

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    does anyone want to vote on Mulberry?
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    Paul might have it. Too wide grained for OO, methinks.
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    mulberry is my vote as well. bark wrong for shumac it will turn brown in sunlight fast.
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    First guess I am going Locust also. Not so sure of the bark. Little different than what we have around here.

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    Im with Paul and Larry unless it has thorns on it. Anything like that Rob
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    I'm pretty lousy ID'ng wood, but definitely doesn't look like any of the Bodark I have. And the bark doesn't look like the wood I had here that I was told was Honey Locust.... also my locust was a lot whiter... could be mulberry... my mulberry tree wasn't big enough to get a slab from, so not sure of the grain... I vote for DUNNO.
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