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Topic tags/keywords: wood type chair wood species

My sister gave me two slipper chairs to refinish. Parts of the chairs need replacing especially on the other chair the whole left side of the back is missing. I am not sure of the wood type though. Any thoughts????


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#1 posted 823 days ago

Most likely maple.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#2 posted 823 days ago

The legs look like either they are a different wood or have taken a beating over the years. I agree with Mizer that the top looks like Maple and I think they used a shellac finish since it has a yellow/orange tint to it.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#3 posted 822 days ago

I don’t know guys those big knots tells me more like pine…BC

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#4 posted 822 days ago

Perhaps Oregon Pine (otherwise known as Douglas Fir)?

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