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Wood indentification?

Discussion in 'Picture Forum' started by TedSherman, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. TedSherman

    TedSherman ArboristSite Lurker

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    Anyone tell me what kind of wood this is? It's from the middle Tennessee area. Bark is gray(ish), somewhat smooth but has areas of wart-like spots/bumps. Grain looks somewhat like ash. Just milled this this week, but it's been sitting for 18-24months.

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  2. duckman

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    looks like hackberry
     
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    Ditto on the hackberry.
     
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    Well, that's what I thought, but I didn't realize hackberry grain was so pretty. Thanks, guys.
     
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    You realize it's spalted - black lines of fungus growing through the wood - it's rotting. Yes, very pretty but be careful of the sawdust. It has been known to cause respiratory problems when inhaled. As for using the wood, it may be very soft on one side of the black lines. For turning, I coat the piece with thin super glue to harden it enough to turn cleanly.
     
  6. TedSherman

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    Yes, I know it's spalted. The logs--hackberry and maple--sat uncovered on my driveway for 18-24 months (don't remember exactly when I had them delivered by a local arborist). Do I need to treat them with anything to stop the fungus? Also, most of these slabs are 2-3" thick, but as I said, the wood's been cut for nearly two years--so how long will these take to dry (stacked in my garage)?
     
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    Yeah, I looked at that thread last night. Thanks.
     
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    Drying out will stop the fungus. Hard to say how long it will take to dry. Do you have a moisture meter?
     

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