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Forum topic by saltcod posted 05-08-2015 05:23 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2015 05:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood maple birch plywood

I’m sanding this dresser that my dad made years ago. He thinks it must be maple. Look right?

http://i.glui.me/1cg2d4o

Thanks guys!!


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#1 posted 05-08-2015 05:29 PM

It could be. Although it looks more like birch.

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 05:31 PM

All of the drawer fronts are birch, so it probably “should” be birch, but it doesn’t look much like birch to me with that tight(er) grain.

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 05:36 PM

This is more like maple:

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 05:37 PM

Oh, wow. It blew up.
Here is the link:

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 05:53 PM

What about cherry?

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#6 posted 05-08-2015 07:16 PM

Birch is a more common ply to come across. It is also more affordable than maple or cherry in my experience. I would throw all my chips on birch.

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#7 posted 05-09-2015 11:34 AM

Definitely looks like maple to me.

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#8 posted 05-09-2015 11:51 AM

It is birch. I have used quite a bit of birch plywood.

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