Help identifying wood used on this hand made chest

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Forum topic by cmr3 posted 06-16-2012 03:53 AM 1101 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2012 03:53 AM


I don’t know much about wood at all, so I was wondering if someone could help me out identifying the wood used to make this chest I bought at a garage sale. Some parts look layered and some look solid (plywood? or Half plywood and something else?), so I’m not really sure how it was made but it is definitely handmade. I took some pictures, let me know if anyone could give me a insight on this piece. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 04:02 AM

on my laptop it looks like birch or yellow maple

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 10:42 AM

Maple, and of course plywood.

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 01:09 PM

Looks like Birch plywood on the drawer fronts , and lesser plywood everywhere else.
I can’t see enough of the frame or drawer sides in your pictures to tell what kind of solid wood it is.

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 04:22 PM

Thank You everyone for the replies. I come across wood pieces all the time, so I’m trying to get more educated on the types and all that.

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 01:37 AM

I also think that it is birch.

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