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Forum topic by Dsp75 posted 03-16-2018 01:28 AM 1537 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2018 01:28 AM

Hi! Ive been all over the web trying to fond information to help me identify what type of wood some old mirrors are becuase i want to sell them and i really dont wanna charge more than theyre worth. Its solid wood and no veneer, from what i read in another forum post it has what they call flyspeck, but only on the front, the back seems to be untouched wood, but i know nothing about wood aside from what ive read the past two weeks so i took photos and was hoping the internet community could help me figure out what it is. Ill post pictures. Thank you!!


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#1 posted 03-16-2018 01:49 AM

Alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 03-16-2018 03:10 AM

Note to Dsp75: TheFridge gives that answer to anyone’s query about type of wood! Wait for more opinions!

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#3 posted 03-16-2018 05:29 AM

Speckled Alder. 100%.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 03-16-2018 07:09 AM

Fridge is always Right!!!

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 09:03 AM

Center Panel (top picture)is Walnut.
Frame(second picture) is…......Walnut I think? Pretty poor pic.

Finishing Walnut with paint and fly shit should be a punishable crime.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 12:39 PM



Center Panel (top picture)is Walnut.
Frame(second picture) is…......Walnut I think? Pretty poor pic.

Finishing Walnut with paint and fly shit should be a punishable crime.

- Tony_S

Ditto

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 03-16-2018 01:17 PM

I don’t think the mirror is solid wood. Looks like 70s paneling that is printed with a plastic applique. The rest of the frame is probably poplar that has been ‘antiqued.’ Probably a five dollar mirror at a yard sale. The masonite backing and staples says it isn’t old.

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#8 posted 03-16-2018 01:27 PM

Panel to the left of the mirror is walnut veneer and the frame is poplar stained to look like walnut.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 03-16-2018 02:07 PM

more important that what type of wood is to find out the manufacturer.
i had a coffee table i picked up at a garage sale i planned to refinish. sat for 6 years and decided to sell it in a garage sale for the same price i got it for- $10 man came up, flipped it over, gave me $60 for it.
heres one identical for sale
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Refinished-Modern-Mid-Century-Walnut-Ash-Lane-Acclaim-Series-Coffee-Table/112867535874?hash=item1a476dec02:g:wM8AAOSwWmNaqGH8

if i didnt know any better id say thats even the one i had- it had some really cool grain action along the edges.

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#10 posted 03-16-2018 04:19 PM

Hey everyone thanks a lot for all the input. I know the picture was poor it was the best i could do with the lighting and the mirrors are very heavy.
Tomsteve the back doesnt say anything other than an art lot stamp and number and they arent super clear. They were my great grandmothers mirrors and i have no idea from when.

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#11 posted 03-16-2018 04:22 PM

He is under the false impression that he is being clever.


Note to Dsp75: TheFridge gives that answer to anyone s query about type of wood! Wait for more opinions!

- PCDub


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#12 posted 03-16-2018 04:43 PM



Panel to the left of the mirror is walnut veneer and the frame is poplar stained to look like walnut.
- bondogaposis

This. Can’t say if it’s poplar but something cheap with a heap of toner and dye splatters.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 03-16-2018 04:53 PM



He is under the false impression that he is being clever.

Note to Dsp75: TheFridge gives that answer to anyone s query about type of wood! Wait for more opinions!

- PCDub

- ArtMann

Actually, I am being blatantly dumb. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 03-16-2018 10:51 PM


He is under the false impression that he is being clever.

Note to Dsp75: TheFridge gives that answer to anyone s query about type of wood! Wait for more opinions!

- PCDub

- ArtMann

Actually, I am being blatantly dumb. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.

- TheFridge

Great now I have no idea what alder looks like or is even!

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Woodknack

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#15 posted 03-17-2018 05:23 AM


Great now I have no idea what alder looks like or is even!
- Fresch

It looks like hurt feelings and bitterness, haha.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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