what kind of wood is this made from?

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01-02-2010 11:25 AM

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ok i have a china cabinet that id like to make a similar matching gun cabinet and a few other things however i dont know what kind of wood its made from so im sure someone around here can tell me pretty quick, or atleast alot quicker then me searching thru google pics and finding anything and everything completely related and comepletely unrelated to anything im looking
and also if you know anything else about the peice or the style of the peice let me know too
the story behind it as i know is :
sometime around the age of 3-5 my parents and me went down to iowa and got this and a 73 chrysler new yorker, also my 1st car when i started driving and this china cabinet went into the trunk of it, it was a great aunt or something and her husband had passed away and the estate was auctioned off, it says soux falls on the back of it which makes sense since thats where they were originally from otherwise im completely clueless about it other then it has actual round wooden wheels on it p.s. all those specks are from the camera that i apperently need to clean the lense

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 11:27 AM

heres the china cabinet

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 01:33 PM

Quarter sawn white oak, no question.

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 03:07 PM

Tony nailed it.

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 04:45 PM

We are woodworkers, Scott. Shouldn’t we say Tony glued it?

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 05:30 PM

Sure looks like QSWO, but a picture of an unfinished area might be better for identification purposes. That piece has beaucoup years of furniture polish on it – and maybe a refinishing, or two.

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 05:40 PM

Matching the color / patina will be the difficult part. Are you going to try to find QSWO with the same size flecks (rays) in it for your project ?

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 10:23 PM

lol well i just watched a video on QS lumber, i thought it was oak but the grain being all straight was throwing me off, but now that it seems to be about unanimous ill have to check out prices and whatnot on it and i guess worst comes to worst ill use walnut and just follow the design of it and put it in the basement :D
as far as refinishing goes it has not been refinished since weve owned it, if it was prior then it would have to be alot older then im thinking, i would figure..but stranger things have happened. i guess it wont have to match the wood exactly maybe, cuz i guess the style was more my intention anyways but if i do find the wood and can afford it without haveing to sell my limited amount of wood working tools to get it
anyone got any clue where i could get those door handles with the buttons? and i also want to incorperate the skeloton keys into my gun cabinet too, the plan is a side panel with a push in and itll pop out thing but the key can lock it on 1 side and i could just make it look similar on the other side just for accenting
and we did pick up some buildup remover but havent tried it out yet but yea im sure it is built up so well see how it goes from here i guess
thanx alot guys! and throw me any other suggestions u feel could be an asset, im still a noob at

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