Well come to find out this desk is actually maple.
Was hard to tell with all of the old finish on it.
Just delivered from the refinisher (I should not be trusted with finishing nice things lol)
The guy does great work, and loves what he does.
He had a bear of a time getting the oak drawer front to match and its really not even close due to the grain differences etc. .but close enough for now.
I don’t even have any maple right now to make a new drawer front anyway.
Sorry not sure what he used for finish didn’t get to talk to him will find out and post up when I can.
Better before pic
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