Help identifying timber
I'm new and this is my first post, I have been building Oak Framed structures for a few years now and have just received a large order of "oak".
I am thoroughly convinced however that it is not oak.
There is none of the prettiness that oak is famed for and the end grain is just completely bare.
It has no smell and I have had a rusty file sat on it all afternoon in water and there are no black stains at all. Whereas some oak I had laying around in the workshop had black stains after 2 minutes.
Please have a look if you get chance.