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Forum topic by ravensrock posted 09-02-2018 07:48 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ravensrock

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09-02-2018 07:48 PM

Hello fellow lumberjocks! I have someone that needs a footboard and rails to match the headboard that they have. Here’s a couple of pics of the headboard. Any guesses what species of wood this is? The headboard itself could be a combination of solid wood and veneers. Thanks in advance!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking


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Knockonit

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#1 posted 09-02-2018 09:51 PM

looks like alder stained

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ravensrock

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#2 posted 09-02-2018 10:08 PM

Might be. Any other ideas?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#3 posted 09-02-2018 10:15 PM

Speckled alder

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#4 posted 09-02-2018 10:49 PM

Looks like it could be poplar to me. But without any blotchiness, it must be sealed with some shellac before it was stained.

-- Breeze

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#5 posted 09-03-2018 02:27 PM

I’d guess alder. Cherry, poplar, alder are all good guesses but alder is very common as a structure wood in store-bought furniture and can be stained to look like many other woods (or stained to look like many lesser woods to TheFridge 8^)

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ravensrock

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#6 posted 09-03-2018 03:01 PM

Seems like the consensus is that it’s alder. Thanks guys!


I d guess alder. Cherry, poplar, alder are all good guesses but alder is very common as a structure wood in store-bought furniture and can be stained to look like many other woods (or stained to look like many lesser woods to TheFridge 8^)

- splintergroup


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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