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01-18-2014 09:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood species cherry alder walnut fir pine oak jasper ash cedar mahogany padauk teak willow maple zebrawood

I am new to woodworking I just got into it recently due to having a thrift store and I won’t sell anything made of real wood cheap so now I plan on refurbishing and refinishing furniture…... So now onto my question I recently obtained a small table and the wood is super nice but I don’t know what type it is I think alder or cherry but you all should know better. Well….

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 01:48 PM

Hard to tell with it being cut in such thin strips. It’s like the old picture challenges that would ask you to identify a movie star by looking only at their nose. I see hints of hickory, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 02:39 PM

All I can say is I really doubt that is either alder or cherry. Looks like either an exotic or a not-very-common domestic. Doesn’t look like one of the regulars to me.

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 02:44 PM

i would go for elm.

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 02:49 PM

not blotchy enough for cherry ?? don’t know

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 03:01 PM

Was there a veneer on it originally? Wood is too figured and strips too thin for a manufacturer to send out like that when everyone wants perfection.

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 03:57 PM

Does the wood in the photo still have the finish on? If you are planning on removing finish, you might have a better chance with ID once finish is off.

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#7 posted 01-18-2014 03:58 PM

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#8 posted 01-18-2014 04:03 PM

I’d go for English Walnut..

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#9 posted 01-18-2014 06:24 PM

I,d agree with PaulDoug. My guess is some European walnut. Somewhat aged.
Jorg

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#10 posted 01-18-2014 06:33 PM

lonerwood the kind you never see<<< just kiddin>>>> kinda looks like some offcuts of walnut with all the knots and funky grain

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#11 posted 01-18-2014 06:48 PM

It could be either sumac or mulberry.

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#12 posted 01-18-2014 07:58 PM

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#13 posted 01-19-2014 12:14 AM

No veneer on it. I sanded it a bit to get some marks off and where I sanded it stayed this shade of color after I put on some tung oil…. Well I see the consensus is no consensus yet any more thoughts? Oh and thanks for your replies. Everyone. I will look at photos of everyone’s answers and go from there thanks a gain.

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#14 posted 01-19-2014 12:16 AM

The shade of color is a little different in real life…. Like a very lite chocolate with some honey. If that makes sense.

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#15 posted 01-19-2014 12:17 AM

Oh… Walnut is the beginning of consensus… Yesssss.

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