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Thread: Just for fun.......Wood Quiz

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    Just for fun.......Wood Quiz

    What species is this?


    Hint: Readily available locally.

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    Looks like Western Red Cedar...nice book match there regardless...

    Take care, Mike
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    Looks like Long Nosed Rat Wood....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wenzloff View Post
    Looks like Western Red Cedar...nice book match there regardless...

    Take care, Mike
    Same family as Western Red Cedar.

    One more hint. It's considered a weed by many.

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    Well, the only other one I would think of with the coloring would be a Juniper.

    Take care, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie Grammon View Post
    Same family as Western Red Cedar.

    One more hint. It's considered a weed by many.
    Okay... the guy from OR didn't get it, so what chances do I have ? I'm gonna go with juniper - going by the size of the sample and all those knots.

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    Here's CVG Western Red Cedar. Still waiting for something to make from them. One is about 9', the other 11'. Both 2 1/8" or so thick.



    And the outlined area...



    But this wood is a tad boring. At least Arnie's has character.

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    We have multiple winners!!

    Western Juniper it is.

    Lots of WJ being removed around here on government contracts. Many, including yours truly, believe it is a weedy tree that increases with rangeland fire suppression.

    It makes pretty lumber....in many ways it is a kissing cousin to eastern red cedar.

    It's not without a few problems though. It can be tough to dry, and once dry it has enough wild grain to warrant the purchase of a drum sander or good hand scraper.

    It can be worth the effort though.....and the price is right.

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    Hi Arnie,
    Thanks for putting it out there. In Houston they might use it rough sawn for fence pickets but it is real nice sanded and would be beautiful in a country kitchen.
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