Trying to Identify type of Wood (Dining Table)

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Forum topic by mastinOFpuppets posted 08-26-2014 03:28 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2014 03:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood identify tiger oak refurbishing question

I bought a very heavy dining room table that needs a little work done. While I work on the table, I’d like to see if I could get some help identifying what type of wood it is. I attached one picture of the table top… i can post a few more when I get home.

Any ideas?

-- -m

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 04:02 PM

Is there any end grain visible? The flecks make it look like either oak or maple, the finish seems to be obscuring the grain more than a little.

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 05:04 PM

I’m with big block. Looks like oak to me if I had to guess, but that is pretty tough call from just looking at that picture

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 05:15 PM

I’ll see if I can get some better photos this afternoon… the one above is pretty vague.

-- -m

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 05:27 PM

It looks like white oak veneer…The grain changing between the squares screams veneer. I do not know what type of damage you are trying to repair but sand lightly on this top or you could burn through the veneer

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 06:00 PM

Yup, I’m going with quarter sawn white oak veneer.

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 06:08 PM

From what I can see from this difficult photo, is that it is quarter sawn white oak veneer.

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