Wood on TV show, can you identify it for me please?

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Forum topic by Ishan posted 12-29-2014 03:02 PM 1058 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2014 03:02 PM

I’ve been going crazy trying to identify the type of wood the podium is in this picture. Can you please help?

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#1 posted 12-29-2014 03:15 PM

My guess would be that it is a plastic laminate on an engineered material.

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 03:18 PM

Could be walnut but Formica more likely.


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#3 posted 12-29-2014 03:27 PM

Looks like it’s plastic laminate trying to be vertical grain Cocobolo?

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 04:01 AM

I agree with the previous posters. Go to the websites for Formica and WilsonArt. I’m pretty sure you will find the pattern there. Only the Government would waste good wood on a commercial podium.

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 04:50 AM

Thanks! I hope this wasn’t made with real wood!

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 08:28 AM

Rift sawn mahogany also comes to mind

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 01:30 PM

I’m guessing Sapele, based on the grain, but the color is more walnut. I agree with the others that this is most likely laminate (HPL) like Formica or wilsonart.

If you’re looking for the wood it mimics, I would say Sapele. Maybe finished with walnut oil or something that tends to darken the natural color.

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 01:45 PM

It is probably a laminate. I see a lot of it used here in central Florida. It is nice looking, as far as a laminate goes. Like someone else said, it reminds me of Cocobolo.

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