Can someone help me identify this wood species?

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Forum topic by Matt posted 11-02-2009 09:04 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2009 09:04 PM

I am hoping somebody can help me with making sure I know what the wood is on the door in the attached pictures. I striped it down, but it had a fairly dark stain on it and some of the color is still there. I had guessed that it is Hickory but I am not sure.

I need to extend the door height to fit the spot I want it in. I am considering a couple different ways of doing this, one being buying some of the same species and “simply” adding it on. If I can find out what I am dealing with I can then shop around to see if I can find something that will provide an adequate match.

Any ideas what this is? Thanks for the help.

Door striped not sanded

Another view of same door

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#1 posted 11-04-2009 12:57 AM

Its kinda hard to say. I think larger pics would help

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#3 posted 11-04-2009 02:31 AM

Here’s a link with thousand of pictures of wood this should help.

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#4 posted 11-04-2009 02:34 AM

I think it is safe to rule out the Hickory, unfortunately I am not sure what the species is. Sorry

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#5 posted 11-04-2009 03:02 AM

Hard to tell with the stain lingering…but I would make a guess at oak…it has the basic grain structure of oak. Is it heavy? Oak has a pretty high specific density….if the wood is fairly light it would rule out oak… The only other issue with oak is there are several varieties…so if you do determine it is oak…you might have to then try to figure what kind…to positively match.

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 03:52 PM

I’d make the frame bigger, by making a new frame and not trying to add on. That way you could also make it with whatever wood you wanted to use.

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