|Forum topic by Dave Rutan||posted 05-14-2016 08:25 PM||879 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-14-2016 08:25 PM
I got my hands on a pair of old church pews, but I’m not sure what wood it is. Can anyone help ID it?
[Below] I scraped and sanded a piece of one of the boards to get a look at it. I have a few suspicions of what it might be, but I’m no wood specialist.
One of the reasons I got these pews is that the wood was splitting along its grain. While cleaning it up, it seemed a bit splintery, sort of like the dark walnut I have.
[EDIT] I might mention that these pews predate 1985 for sure. My feeling is that they are from the 1960’s or older.
[Below] Here’s a look at the end grain.
[EDIT] Adding two shots of the edge grain from 2 different angles.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!