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183 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood timber texture match question

I need to know exactly what this is so I can match it.

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#1 posted 183 days ago

White Oak is my #1 guess followed very closely by Red oak and my 3rd would be Ash. Your picture leaves a lot to be desired. Almost can guarantee it’s oak though. The little angled white lines are medullary rays of the tree and are present when the wood is “quartersawn.” The rest looks to be “rift sawn”. See a picture of what I mean here.

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#2 posted 183 days ago

I’d say white oak as well.

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#3 posted 183 days ago

Difficult to tell from photo but I’m firmly in the QSWO camp. I’d also like to point out that when asking for help in wood ID it is best to post a clear, in focus, close up shot of the end grain that has been cleanly cut.

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#4 posted 183 days ago

I’d say QSWO also, definitely some kind of oak.

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#5 posted 183 days ago

It is a strip from a sheet of white oak like panelling. The pattern is QSWO, but it repeats about every foot.

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#6 posted 183 days ago

Thanks, I appreciate the help.

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#7 posted 183 days ago

Definitely oak, but I would say some of the veneer is quarter sawn and the majority is rift sawn (striaght grain).

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#8 posted 183 days ago

Yes, rift/quartersawn oak. You can look at the end grain to tell whether it is red oak or white oak.

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