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Forum topic by USCJeff posted 10-27-2015 01:21 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2015 01:21 PM

I destroyed a piano that was beyond simple repair and well behind as far as style and appearance. I’m trying to determine what the lumber is. There are several very thick or otherwise large pieces of lumber that were easy to salvage. The bigger piece under the thin one shows a secondary wood that is the bulk of what will be useable. The half greenish tint and low figure light color elsewhere screams poplar to me. Thoughts?

The other piece shows the veneer that is on the “likely-poplar” species. My guess is a maple variant. It doesn’t quite seem like oak with the grain and figure, but does have the color I’d associate with it. The basic rounded figure seems more like simple hard maple. Again, Thoughts?

Thanks. Never have been good at determining unlabeled wood. Sorry, not much of a photographer either.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 03:49 PM

Poplar sounds like a pretty good guess.

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