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I have a friend that works for a Semi shipping company. They haul multiple semi trucks hooked up to each other across the country. Any way when they unload they have all this rough cut lumber that come off the rigs and he gives it to me for free. He said it’s oak. Some obviously look like oak but some I don’t recognize. From what I found online they look like pin oak or live oak. What are your thoughts? Two different pieces below both planed and ripped.
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White oak is used a lot.
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The top picture looks like white oak. It has medullary rays like that.

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I agree, White Oak. When it's quartersawn you'll see the Medullary Rays.

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Just be sure to weed out any 'treated' timber.....

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Thanks y’all, what do you think the dark spots are on the one. Have a few boards with them?
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White oak I would bet. Grain can look quite a bit different from one piece to the next depending on how it is sawed.
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Agree with everyone else.

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Aj, If you take a 4" piece of red oak and dip one end in water, then blow on the other end... Bubbles will appear in the water. White oak will not.
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The bottom three pics look like red oak...porous enough...

EDIT...nope...changed my mind...white oak...

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