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Posted on Need help in IDing this wood

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 12:55 PM

The pith flecks (little streaks) and the lack of contrast between the heartwood and the sapwood lead me to maple, probably red maple. One way to tell is to look at the end grain sliced clean with a razor blade. Cherry has one row of larger pores at the beginning of the growth ring, then the subsequent pores are all small. In maple, they are all the same size throughout the ring with no single row of earlywood pores. You have to have a very clean slice to see the single row of larger pores in cherry. That is why cherry is a little “grainier than maple.

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