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Forum topic by Bikl posted 04-11-2013 06:15 AM 683 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bikl

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04-11-2013 06:15 AM

Restoring an old desk and was wondering what type of wood this was before I got to sanding and veneering. Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks!!

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 11:48 AM

Looks tropical with similarities to mahogany of a relative.

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 11:57 AM

If the desk is from around the 70’s, give or take, it’s probably a mahogany of sorts.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 12:07 PM

Looks like Luan.

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 12:32 PM

Ah yes, the plywood parts are lauan. That’s mahogany veneer though, if I’m not mistaken.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 05:51 PM

Great, thanks. The desk is a mid century modern style (50’s or 60’s) but I’m thinking its a replica made after due to the use of some plywood. I’ve been told that mahogany burns easily. Is it advisable to use a belt sander on the table top?

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