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Timbuck
08-16-2014, 04:24 AM
I'm making some soprano necks from reclaimed timber...Seeing as I'm a novice to wood working but with an engineering background..I haven't had a lot of experience in wood identification....But I do recognise silver grained oak when I see it co's I made a raffia top stool out of some when I was a schoolboy..The grain in this wood reminds me of it but it's much lighter in weight and colour...Can anyone confirm :)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/IMG_1913_zpsa2be97ca.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/IMG_1913_zpsa2be97ca.jpg.html)

Rob-C
08-16-2014, 04:53 AM
That's beech.

Sven
08-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Yup, and it should make a decent neck. Better to work with than oak I'd say.

PhilUSAFRet
08-16-2014, 09:58 AM
It's pretty too!

DPO
08-16-2014, 11:23 AM
I'm making some soprano necks from reclaimed timber...Seeing as I'm a novice to wood working but with an engineering background..I haven't had a lot of experience in wood identification....But I do recognise silver grained oak when I see it co's I made a raffia top stool out of some when I was a schoolboy..The grain in this wood reminds me of it but it's much lighter in weight and colour...Can anyone confirm :)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/IMG_1913_zpsa2be97ca.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/IMG_1913_zpsa2be97ca.jpg.html)

I also made the same stool as a schoolboy in the UK, must have been part of the curriculum! I think one of my brothers still has it somewhere. Couldn't fit it in my suitcase when I came to NZ. :)

Ryan Martian
08-19-2014, 11:14 PM
I can see how it resembles white oak. It appears that it could be Sycamore if it's lighter in weight and redder in color. White oak tends to be a greenish shade of brown and quite heavy. When it's quarter sawn it shows the same type of flecks as you see in those 3 necks.

Pete Howlett
08-19-2014, 11:20 PM
Medullary rays....

Timbuck
08-20-2014, 04:16 AM
I think Rob C got it spot on first time..I'ts European white beech ...Here is a pic of Beech worktop..it has many grain patterns.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/beech2_zps27100481.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/beech2_zps27100481.jpg.html)