wood identification?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by kingt36, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    I just got home after a month of travel and found this lying in the yard next door. I'm wondering if any of you might be able to identify it. I'm thinking it is a hard wood since the limbs are bare.

  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm pretty good at identifying wood in person but I can't tell. I would guess maple?
  3. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    I was thinking either maple or oak, but I'm just not good and telling.
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Based on the leaves on the ground around it I say it is a white oak. Definitely not a maple.
  5. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    Cool...I'm going to drag it over to my back yard and let it sit for a bit..

  6. I work in a sawmill for almost 30 years as the lumber inspector and from what I am able to see, it appears to be pig hickory. The top pic shows brown spots in the end of the wood piece and those are bird pecks which is typical in hickory. Also the stringy type bark in pic 2 is common on pig hickory

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