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Forum topic by mrdupfx posted 07-08-2015 07:23 PM 738 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2015 07:23 PM

Its a door to an armoir that was supposedly from an old barn in the 1800’s? Doesnt look like Douglas Fir, but was wondering what you guys think.


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#1 posted 07-08-2015 07:26 PM

Oak, tough to say red or white…but I would lean towards white.

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 07:27 PM

Looks like quarter sawn oak to me. Id be leaning towards red oak but cant say for sure without a peek at some freshly cut end grain.

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 08:43 PM

Yep, quarter sawn oak. From color and the fact it has withstood the weather for over 100 years, I’m guessing white oak but like stef mentioned, would need a good pic of some end grain to know for sure.

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 08:53 PM

Here is a picture of the end grain

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 08:58 PM

No, that’s the edge, not the end. You need to be able to see the how the ends of the wood fibers are arranged.

Here’s a good article from Wood Database on telling red and white oak apart

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/distinguishing-red-oak-from-white-oak/

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 09:10 PM

You’re right that was dumb, here is the end grain

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 01:07 AM

That looks like white oak to me but Danny should be along shortly to correct me!

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 01:14 AM

White oak was my immediate reaction.

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 01:35 AM

I am in the camp with Andy (gfadvm). I ain’t doing no correcting, Partner.

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#10 posted 07-09-2015 02:06 AM

Finally got one!

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#11 posted 07-09-2015 02:44 AM

White Oak.

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