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Is this elm or oak?

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julianf

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It's old enough to be elm, but, really I have no idea. Floor boards taken out of an 1800s house.

Photos below -

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Thanks to both of you.

...and for the next question -

The photo below shows the wood in the previous photos and, on the far right, some wood that does not seem the same -

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Here are some closer shots of the right hand stack. Be aware that some of the darker colour is due to water.

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These may not even all be the same, but they do not seem the same as the others (to me).

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Right hand stack looks to me like - Spruce / ash (sycamore?) / dunno (spruce again) / ash (sycamore?) / beech.

But I'm strictly an amateur at identifying wood.
 

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Julian, often well-prepared end grain is the only way to get a decent ID on wood. The long grain often lies about what wood the board is, and that's even when the surface isn't rough or dirty ;-)

Between oak and elm, if you check images available online you'll see there's no mistaking the end grain of one for the other.
 
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