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Posted on Trying to get a positive ID on this wood species

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#1 posted 04-12-2019 05:45 PM

Not trying to make a joke, but We have 2 commercial shops in town that use alder 99% of time as it is dirt cheap.
I have seen pieces from them that use alder with walnut dye stain, followed with toned lacquer with similar grain; that looks like walnut – almost?

Alder defects are not usually as dark, and figure is much less noticeable then BW; but it could be what you have. Drill a small hole and check for cream colored wood softer than cherry.
http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/alder.htm

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