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anybody recognize this burl ?

Discussion in 'Wood Identification & Characteristics of Wood' started by phinds, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:20 AM.

  1. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    @Mr. Peet thinks it might be elm. I'm clueless (story of my life). Pic was sent to me for ID

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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    does not have the typical eye voids of elm. but IDing burl from a picture is a fools game. JMO looks like washed out pic???
     
  3. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I agree on both counts (pic id of burl and washed out pic). Mark thinks maybe it's elm w/ a walnut stain. I'm sticking with being clueless.
     
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    if it is stained it could be maple. elm would be way down on list.
     
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    Looks like some Carpathian Elm burl veneer I had.....
     
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  6. phinds

    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Maple was Mark's second choice.
     
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    phinds Moderator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I agree, sort of, but I'm sticking with clueless.
     
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    If Paul is without an decent educated guess then there's no hope for us lay people. Anyway, my favorite name for wood like this is "Mine". :sarcastic:
     
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    Wych elm and big leaf maple were my thoughts but needed closer, magnified look at the grain. Some of the growth ring lines look wide enough to be a ring porous wood, but not clear enough to say. Elm has ulmiform graining seen in flat-stock and in burls. Better resolution needed to see if it is there. The dimensions also are why I went with the two species mentioned thus far. Burl is on a deck top, 4 pieces (2 book matched and then the other 2 book matched), each estimated to be 9"- 10" wide by x 60" long. Need big burl for that.
     
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