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02-13-2017 02:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood species

Hello all,
Please help settle a bet. ID the species of wood on top of this antique drafting table. My father-in-law and I have a growler of beer riding on it. Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 02:09 PM


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#2 posted 02-13-2017 02:35 PM

Another vote for chestnut.

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 03:38 PM

I’d go with Oak.

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 03:59 PM

Looks like several different species. I cannot hazard a guess w/o better photography.

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 04:01 PM

I think the species is callet “Pallet Wood”

Cool old table though, love the hardware.

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 04:54 PM

“Name this wood”= Henry. It looks like a Henry
I hav no idea what type of wood it is tho. Lol

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 05:00 PM

Does look like a mix. A few board look like red oak and ash. Others don’t.

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#8 posted 02-13-2017 05:04 PM

Red oak and red ash ?

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#10 posted 02-13-2017 07:06 PM

Sideways Wood? :-D

All kidding aside, I dunno. Some looks like Ash, some looks like Maple, and some maybe even Fir. Hard to tell with that low light, ambered finish, and lack of closeup detail.

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 08:52 PM

Douglas Fir is my final answer….

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