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Forum topic by Rokach posted 12-25-2017 06:24 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rokach

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12-25-2017 06:24 PM

Hi,
What is the type of the butcher in the photo? (Ash,walnut,hickory etc)

Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-25-2017 06:51 PM

Tough to tell from the picture. A better guess could be made from a close up Picts of both the end grain & flat grain.
It does not appear to be walnut but it could be hickory, an oak variety, hickory, pecan,......

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#2 posted 12-25-2017 06:58 PM

Tiger or Figured Maple ??

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#3 posted 12-25-2017 07:07 PM

In reality it seems less glamorous and a little darker more like this, I think is oak

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#4 posted 12-25-2017 07:17 PM

I would guess a “white” oak or hickory

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#5 posted 12-25-2017 07:48 PM

My guess is it’s some of those 1ish thick “butcher block” sheets out of some porous Asian wood.

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#6 posted 12-26-2017 12:21 AM

It is definitely not oak. I use a lot of oak and it bears no resemblance to this. Most domestic workbench tops are made of maple. I’m not sure about this one partially because the picture is blurry.

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#7 posted 12-26-2017 12:21 AM

I agree with TheFridge … perhaps rubberwood.

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#8 posted 12-26-2017 12:42 AM

Maple is common for butcher block.

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#9 posted 12-26-2017 12:43 AM

Maple is common for butcher block.

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#10 posted 12-26-2017 11:20 AM

Here’s a shot of my rubberwood kitchen table …
 

 
… perhaps rubberwood.

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#11 posted 12-26-2017 02:46 PM

I gotta float my stick with another comment, looks like the asian hardwood stuff, not sure what its called, and they probably aren’t either.
rj in az

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#12 posted 12-26-2017 02:53 PM

From the pic, it looks like some sort of custom installation…..so it’s probably not wood of Asian origin.

I guess my next question would be…..why are you inquiring? Are you looking to acquire or build something like what’s in the photo? Or looking to match?

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#13 posted 12-26-2017 04:33 PM



From the pic, it looks like some sort of custom installation…..so it s probably not wood of Asian origin.

I guess my next question would be…..why are you inquiring? Are you looking to acquire or build something like what s in the photo? Or looking to match?

- 01ntrain

I want to build something like in photo

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#14 posted 12-26-2017 04:47 PM



Hi,
What is the type of the butcher in the photo?

Thanks!

- Rokach

blowing the picture up a bit, it appears the hands of the butcher are well worked. im gussing an auto butcher. maybe welding. but then again, tne donuts in the chair next to him are throwin me off a bit.

as far as the butcher block top, im thinking rubberwood

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#15 posted 12-26-2017 08:03 PM

It looks like it came from IKEA and could be a mix of different woods, birch being one of them.

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