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03-02-2017 12:57 AM

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Hello everyone! I didn’t know who else to turn to and im sorry if this is a nuisance but could anyone help me identify the wood in this desk. It is solid construction other than desk drawers. It was bought in australia and i believe wasnt a cheap make

Thanks :)


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#1 posted 03-02-2017 12:58 AM

ash

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 01:14 AM

Yes Sir, most likely ash. If oak, we should be able to see some medullary rays. I don’t see them in the first pic, and the 2nd pics is not close-up enough to tell.

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 01:14 AM

Was it made in Australia as well? Pinning down its origin would help out.

Ash seems a fair guess if made in the states.

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 03:45 AM

Thanks guys , yes i believe australian made , sydney . Thanks for your help.

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 06:28 AM

Ash is a good guess. But I think I see some small ray flecks in the top piece in the top pic.

I’m guessing red oak.

Can you get a closer close-up?

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 08:11 AM

Unfortunately i cant get access to the top of the cabinet atm but i took some more close up pics of the drawers. Really appreciate everyone sharing their knowledge and thoughts

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 08:16 AM

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 09:34 AM

Definitely see medullary rays in those pics. I’m stickjing with red oak.

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 09:42 AM

Red Oak for sure.

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#10 posted 03-02-2017 11:20 AM

Case solved and ive learned something in the process. Cheers.

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#11 posted 03-02-2017 01:12 PM

Irish/European oak. Little less dense than American/Canadian cousins.

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#12 posted 03-02-2017 02:58 PM

Red oak.

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#13 posted 03-02-2017 03:18 PM

Oak, for sure. The rays are obvious in the close-up.

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#14 posted 03-02-2017 03:44 PM

Looks like red oak but when you see the end grain its confirmed.

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#15 posted 03-04-2017 04:24 PM

im not certain, but I think the rays in oak are more noticeable in quatersawn and wont necessarily be lumber from every oak tree?
however, from an Australian woodworker:
Just about any Australian timber with (I’m going to get this wrong)radial medula ?pores gets called oak by the marketing boys.No relation to oak (European or North American)and a huge variety of timbers… eucalypts ,casurinas,grevilias and rain forest species.Some are very good ,some are fire wood,and its very hard to tell which is which without looking at them up close.

“Australian Oak” is one name for Eucalyptus regnans

”’Tasmanian Oak’ is a trade name for a mixture of three species of Eucalypts. Mountain Ash [‘Australian Oak’] is one of them.

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