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What kind of wood is this?

Postby Emily7709 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am

Hello!
I got a nice small log for free at my school and I want to put it in my beardies tank. I've read that some woods are not safe (cedar) and I need help identifying this piece. I think it's beech bc the bark is smooth but please let me know what you think.
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Re: What kind of wood is this?

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:59 am

Hi there,

It's hard to tell looking at it like that. And the bark has been removed from it. But it's not cedar. It's possible it's a type of pine wood. When you press your fingernail into it, does your fingernail dig in (make a dent) or does it feel harder than that.

Pine is generally pretty soft, so if it's easy to scratch/dent/imprint, it's likely pine.

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Re: What kind of wood is this?

Postby Emily7709 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:10 am

I slide a key across it lightly and it definitely made a mark. Thanks for your help!


Claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

It's hard to tell looking at it like that. And the bark has been removed from it. But it's not cedar. It's possible it's a type of pine wood. When you press your fingernail into it, does your fingernail dig in (make a dent) or does it feel harder than that.

Pine is generally pretty soft, so if it's easy to scratch/dent/imprint, it's likely pine.

When in doubt, go without :mrgreen:

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