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StephenSchaad

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745 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood table

I picked up this cheap table today just for the legs and frame to put under a rustic table top I bought. Anyone know what wood this top is made of? It’s solid wood, not laminate.

Thanks

From July 9, 2012

From July 9, 2012


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 745 days ago

It looks like red oak to me.

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#2 posted 745 days ago

My vote would also be oak. The grain is pretty distinctive.

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#3 posted 745 days ago

Acacia perhaps?

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 745 days ago

That does not look like red oak to me. I have hundreds of bd ft of red oak in my shop and is nothing like these photos. Not sure what you have.

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#5 posted 745 days ago

Most inexpensive furniture is imported and much of it is from southeast asia. They frequently use local woods to produce the items. That might be rubber wood or monkeypod tree wood, both of which are frequently used.

Herb

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WDHLT15

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#6 posted 745 days ago

Herb is on the money. That is a tropical hardwood, for sure.

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StephenSchaad

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#7 posted 745 days ago

Ahhh… Thank you Herb. I think it’s rubber wood. It looks exactly the same and it’s commonly used for these types of tables. Thank you very much for the responses. Looks like it’s commonly used for butcher blocks too so, not a bad find for an inexpensive butcher block. Thanks everyone!

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doughan

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#8 posted 745 days ago

it is some specia of mahogany

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eric122

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#9 posted 735 days ago

looks like para wood or rubber wood to me this is a tropical hardwood made from the rubber trees from rubber plantations after the tree has reached the end of its life cycle it usally imported

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#10 posted 735 days ago

I’m with Eric, looks like rubberwood to me with a stain.

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