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Forum topic by lemmerdeur posted 01-15-2017 03:52 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2017 03:52 PM

I’m in the process of re-finishing a butcher block table. The legs were in pretty bad shape so I want to replace them but I’d like the legs to match the rest of the table. The problem is I don’t know what species of wood the table is made out of. At first I thought it might be white oak but now I’m not so sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I’ve put a piece of white oak on top for reference. And here’s the end grain:

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#1 posted 01-16-2017 02:58 AM

My guess would be white ash. I recently made a small table from it and the end grain looked exactly like your picture. Its hard to see the face grain on the top because there are so many small pieces. But from what I do see it looks like a very wavy grain pattern, much like the white ash i worked with.

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#2 posted 01-16-2017 03:18 AM

Could be hickory. You might try to see if they have some close ups of the grain that will help with ID.

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#3 posted 01-16-2017 12:49 PM

I am with 2013. It is ash.

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#4 posted 01-16-2017 02:28 PM

I’m saying ash, too.

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 02:20 AM

ash looks spot on, never would have guessed it. Thanks guys!

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