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11-08-2013 06:02 PM

I am looking to redo cabinets but I want to tryout the stain first before I go hogwild and I am not sure what kind of wood this is.

My first guess was poplar but it seems to have too much grain for that. I don’t think it would be Ash and it’s certainly not oak or pine, but, from what I can tell, they are on the cheaper end of cabinets.

Thank you for any help.

-- I'm New! I'm New! I Don't Know What To Do!


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#1 posted 11-08-2013 06:08 PM

side/boxes look like birch plywood.
Frames look to be pine.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 06:28 PM

Ya, i guess not all pine is the cheap stuff I use.

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 06:47 PM

Really having trouble seeing with those photos. Can you maybe get some with less glare, and more grain and color.

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 06:57 PM

More looks like oak to me. The weight of it tells you if it is pine or oak.

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 07:06 PM

it has some of the appearances of pecan, or mesquite, but that might be unusual in iowa.

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 09:06 PM

Boxes are made of Birch, (probably Birch ply), door panels look to be R. Oak. The cathedrals in the door panels remind me of oak.

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 09:50 PM

I should be able to get more pics tonight once the sun goes down.

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 09:54 PM

These exercises make me feel better about my own wood recognition skills.

I’m going to work to pry off a drawer panel off a drawer I’m replacing the innards on (first time making a drawer so hopefully it works well) and I’ll be able to get a sense of the weight.

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#9 posted 11-08-2013 09:58 PM

Also, the interior construction of the cabinets tells me it is highly unlikely to be pecan and/or mesquite. I’m guessing those are a little more pricey and the cabinet boxes have a “Home Depot” look to them.

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#10 posted 11-08-2013 10:17 PM


The side which is sheathing.


This is the face frame


Back of the door

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 10:26 PM

“These exercises make me feel better about my own wood recognition skills.”

Ha, ha.. no doubt. Feel the same sometimes. I am with the others on birch secondary, I am with the oak crowd, but that FF pic throws a little doubt in my mind. But oak is most likely the winner.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 10:59 PM

Seeing the pic of the back side of the door it looks like they used 1/4 one sided oak ply with back side birch. also the rails now look like poplar.
quick and cheap

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 11-09-2013 06:02 AM

Could it be white oak?

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 01:24 PM

I believe that the doors are made from hickory. The sides look like birch plywood.

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 02:34 PM

WDHLT15 There we go.. When I suggested mesquite or pecan.. I was wracking my brain for Hickory, and just couldn’t remember it. And the pecan and Hickory seem to be in the same family of nut trees, but your would find varieties quite readily in the midwest. I think you have a good suggestion hear. I could start to convince myself of Oak, but the two close up pics of the stiles, just didn’t look right in the graining.

-- Who is John Galt?

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