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#1 posted 10-19-2011 03:51 AM

I think that it is American Chestnut. Chestnut is in the same family as oak except that it does not have the large visible medullary rays so distinctive of oak (the fleck in quartersawn oak). Chestnut is ring porous like oak and ash and has a coarse texture. The color is right, too. I see all of that in the pics.

If the table is old, then it might have been made when chestnut was available before the Blight decimated it. I took apart an old table with a veneered top. The substrate was pure, unadulterated, American Chestnut.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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