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Forum topic by RIOTGIRLXO posted 05-03-2017 07:22 PM 468 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2017 07:22 PM

I know this is hard especially with only one image…But Can anyone take a guess on what kind of wood this is?


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#1 posted 05-03-2017 07:47 PM

If it was made over 100 years ago, it’s probably “REAL” wood. Less than 50 years and my guess is it could be that “pressed wood” crap.

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#2 posted 05-03-2017 07:58 PM

Vertical grain direction the horizontal rails around the glass is not a good sign for build quality and therefore materials.

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#3 posted 05-03-2017 08:06 PM

Agreed on the vertical grain on the horizontal rails. It looks like it may be a veneer of a Mahogany variant.

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#4 posted 05-03-2017 09:58 PM

Thank you all! The more I look at it the more I can see its not solid wood thanks to all your help.

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#5 posted 05-03-2017 10:08 PM

It kind of looks like veneer similar to this to me. I absolutely agree with what gargey said.

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#6 posted 05-04-2017 05:05 PM

Any guesses if this is real wood? And what kind? Thank you all so much I feel like I am learning little by little :)

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#7 posted 05-04-2017 05:12 PM

Looks to have wood components, my guess would be Alder on the species. Tough to really say w/ more pictures

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#8 posted 05-04-2017 10:01 PM

my guess is a lot of veneer on it. door frames and drawers fronts especially. probably a veneered top,too.

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