|Forum topic by McLeanVA||posted 10-10-2009 08:49 PM||4473 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
10-10-2009 08:49 PM
Hello fellow LJs. I ran into a question about a wood species I uncovered.
Today I was refinishing what I thought was an antique walnut side table from my living room. The top was falling apart and all of the old joints were loosening. I even purchased some great looking curly walnut from our buddy poroskywood to make a new top. Well, I took the rubber mallet to the old joints and slowly tapped it apart so that I could sand off the years of scratches and dings of the individual parts. This piece had a very dark finish on it (see the first photo on the leg portion), so I assumed it was walnut. Silly me.
Once I started sanding, I was thinking “UH OH… this isn’t walnut.” After it was sanded it had the color of a well-seasoned cherry, but the open pores of walnut.
Is this mahogany?
Hope these pictures show enough. I’d love to know what species it is so that I can shop around to find material to make a new top.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.