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04-04-2018 01:58 AM

Hey all! I just purchased a hardwood table and I want to know what kind of wood it is because I plan to resurface it. I don’t know much about the table but that it from Malaysia and manufactured in 2002.

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#2 posted 04-04-2018 02:44 AM

+1 for rubberwood

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#3 posted 04-04-2018 10:28 AM

Yep … rubberwood.

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#4 posted 04-04-2018 01:06 PM

Opps there goes another rubber tree.

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#5 posted 04-04-2018 01:32 PM

Without seeing end grain, not sure?

Remove a screw or Drill a small hole somewhere underneath where no one will see it.
If wood is white, then +1 Rubberwood
If darker wood, then my vote is for Philippine Lauan Mahogany.

The open grain is more like Rubberwood, but Lauan can look similar.

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#6 posted 04-04-2018 07:08 PM

definitely looks like rubberwood to me, and being from Malaysia probably cements it.

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#7 posted 04-04-2018 07:34 PM

Alder. 100%.

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#8 posted 04-04-2018 08:38 PM

Douglas fir. 100%.

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+1 Agreed!

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#9 posted 04-05-2018 01:53 AM


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#10 posted 04-05-2018 05:40 PM

+1 to what CaptainKlutz says.

First impression for me was Luan, but Rubberwood is also a candidate.
Neither species is very highly valued for furniture.

Its hard to tell precisely with the dark color stain.

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