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Forum topic by ednarg posted 04-26-2012 07:30 PM 988 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2012 07:30 PM

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 04-27-2012 11:38 AM

Most likely maple.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 02:12 PM

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 04-27-2012 07:33 PM

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

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 08:14 PM

Perhaps Oregon Pine (otherwise known as Douglas Fir)?

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