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Can someone tell me what type of wood/ this dresser is I am refurbishing it for my mom.1st timer!

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05-05-2015 02:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cherry walnut ash tip refurbishing

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 03:20 PM

looks like pine of sort.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 03:24 PM

Laminated pine board with an antique pine stain I’d say.

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 04:47 PM

Be careful ! There might be a lot of thin veneers on anything that is plywood. You can sand right thru those paper thin top veneers.

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 05:49 PM

Shoot I haven’t had it picked up it was $50 at flea market maybe I should keep looking

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 06:09 PM

It’s nothin’ fancy.

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 06:40 PM

It might very well be pressed wood with a vinyl covering.

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 06:44 PM



It might very well be pressed wood with a vinyl covering.

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And those ‘wear marks’ around the door pulls sure reinforce that thought for me!

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 07:55 PM

Thank you all so much!! Going to keep looking. It is my first refurbishing and on a budget but I want to make it special for my mom. Sorry if too many questions but do you recommend starting with a particle wood when starting out or it all differs so much with the piece probably. Maybe I should build her a sand castle!! Jk thank you!

-- Thank you for being you! Gina.

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 08:00 PM

Thank you all so much!! Going to keep looking. It is my first refurbishing and on a budget but I want to make it special for my mom. Sorry if too many questions but do you recommend starting with a particle wood when starting out or it all differs so much with the piece probably. Maybe I should build her a sand castle!! Jk thank you!

-- Thank you for being you! Gina.

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 03:25 AM

Avoid particleboard completely. It sags, the joinery is glue and dowels (at best) and often is covered with vinyl to make it look like wood.

Lots of solid wood pieces out there to rescue. Check yard sales and auctions if possible. Good luck!

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#11 posted 05-06-2015 08:31 AM

When looking for something to refinish, look at the end grain. It can tell you if you have solid lumber. Yu may also run into plywood, which can be used for large surfaces.but when refinishing care can need to be taken to not sand through the veneer on the plywood.
Good on ya for jumping into it. There’s a lot of good info on the www on refinishing.
And we like pictures of works in progress and finished projects.

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#12 posted 05-06-2015 10:40 AM

what ^ said :) it’d be a nice paint piece if you were looking to try out milk paint or something (I’m sure that’s blasphemy here at some point :D) but most likely not 100% wood.

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#13 posted 05-06-2015 01:57 PM

The grain of the wood is way to random to NOT be real wood veneer at the least. Back board is probably a cardboard with printed finish. I’ll venture that the doors and at least face frame are solid pine. You could touch that up easily just by dipping a rag in a light maple stain and applying it. If she has a use for it $50 is cheap.

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