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Forum topic by Chris Campbell posted 04-27-2012 08:58 PM 774 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Campbell

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04-27-2012 08:58 PM

I built this bathroom cabinet back in Middle School, and I can’t remember what kind of wood it is.

I would like to build a new bathroom sink stand to match it, and anyone who can help me get the right kind of wood, would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

-- Chris, Minneapolis


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WDHLT15

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 11:00 AM

Looks like birch to me.

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

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 12:02 PM

I was going to say cherry. But cherry turns darker with age and exposure to light. How long ago was middle school? :)

OK – the answer is in Chris’ bio. ‘84-86. So that’s 27 years. So I change my vote. Too light to be cherry. Grain is too coarse to be poplar. So, assuming it’s something common and available birch is a good guess.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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superstretch

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 02:28 PM

WDHLT – Not sure if anyone ever says it, but you’re my hero when it comes to wood ID.

Chris—That wood has a very nice color and radiance to it. Best of luck

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 11:14 AM

Superstretch,

Thank you for the kind words. When I was in Forestry School getting my Masters, I was a teaching assistant for the Wood ID class. I guess that some of that knowledge stuck! Also, I am an avid woodworker. Since I have the sawmill, I get to saw and see up close all kinds of hardwood. Seeing wood over and over again is what it takes to understand the key diagnostic features.

Danny

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

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