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Forum topic by Somedude posted 05-18-2017 09:43 PM 781 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2017 09:43 PM

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Hi all,
My wife just went out and purchased a bench today. I have no clue what type of wood it is.
Can you all help me identify it?

Many thanks,

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 10:02 PM

Looks like what they call “rustic Hickory” to me. Pretty stuff.

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#2 posted 05-18-2017 11:56 PM

I also believe it is Hickory

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 01:48 PM

I was thinking Acacia.
When I looked at the rustic hickory it seems like it is a bit lighter in color.

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 07:43 PM

To offer a different opinion, I think that looks a lot like alder, but it’s pretty hard to tell from that picture. Was it locally made and where is local?

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#5 posted 05-19-2017 08:01 PM

Hi LiveEdge,
I don’t know where it came from, she purchased it from HomeGoods so it could be from anywhere.
We are in the RTP area of NC.
I’ll see if I can post some closeups when I get home.

My wife purchased it yesterday and when we went to pick it up today, we found that the store had somehow broken one of the legs off. I liked the look of the bench so after some haggling back and forth I ended up buying it for a significant discount off the sticker price. I figure I can replace the legs with something else (or even repair the broken piece).


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#6 posted 05-19-2017 09:30 PM

It could be anything, it looks like it is stained so color gives no clue.

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