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Old 04-16-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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Is this red oak.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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its not pine.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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That's was my first thought too. It's a pallet so I'm not sure. It looks like red oak from the pics I found just want to be sure before I waste my time cutting it up.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Looks like Oak to me. Is there a very light pink hue in the hard, not porous, part of the wood? If so it is probably Red Oak.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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Hard to tell from the pics but id put my money on oak.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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Personally would not use pallet wood for anything but a bonfire. Could be treated with some unknown chemical or picked up some other foreign substance during its lifetime.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:38 PM   #7
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Personally would not use pallet wood for anything but a bonfire. Could be treated with some unknown chemical or picked up some other foreign substance during its lifetime.
i have to agree. I would not put it in the smoker
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #8
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My pallet racks looked clean when I sorted them at work, after the first rain on them, I looked like oil or something else washed out of them. It definitely wasn't dirt.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #9
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Some kind of oak.+1 on not using pallet wood.Like your ex girlfriend...you never know where she's been.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #10
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Personally would not use pallet wood for anything but a bonfire. Could be treated with some unknown chemical or picked up some other foreign substance during its lifetime.
Agreed, I cut up pallets for my fire pit but since I don't know where they've been I don't let them near my dinner!
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #11
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Bottom pic is an oak. Hard to say for sure, but I don't think the top one is.

I wouldn't burn it though. Who knows what they treat pallets with. I work in a warehouse, and am a woodworker as a hobby. I see pallets, especially from china, made with everything from mahogany to lacewood to oak to maple (sometimes all on the same pallet) but I wouldn't consume anything cooked with it. You have no idea where it's from or what they did to it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:27 AM   #12
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Definitely Oak. Can't tell from the pics, if red or white though. Looks like red. I think they use whatever is cheapest when making pallets. I have a cabinet shop and use oak and cherry scraps to smoke with. Never used pallet wood. You never know what it has been in contact with. Burn out a UDS with it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:17 AM   #13
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looks more like ash to me .
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:13 AM   #14
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looks more like ash to me .
I agree, Ash looks similar to Oak, but Ash is a tight grain wood.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #15
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It is most likely oak. We ship on pallets worldwide every day. Most are treated with a pesticide. They are required to be if they are leaving the USA, it is a measure to keep non native species under control.
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