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Forum topic by Vighs41588 posted 08-05-2019 02:24 AM 550 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2019 02:24 AM

From an antique dresser I’m repurposing. Hand cut dovetails and all.


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#1 posted 08-05-2019 10:59 AM

It looks like Walnut to me, but the coloring seems too light. That could be an anomaly of the camera flash or lighting.

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#2 posted 08-05-2019 12:40 PM

Walnut can lighten a lot in direct sunlight.

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#3 posted 08-05-2019 12:48 PM

Flitch cut veneer walnut

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#4 posted 08-05-2019 04:07 PM

Dyed maple?

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#5 posted 08-05-2019 11:48 PM

I’ll run it through the planer to see if that helps any.

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#6 posted 08-05-2019 11:55 PM

Planed next to walnut; hard maple and cherry. If there was a veneer, I’m through it.

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#7 posted 08-06-2019 02:42 PM

My guess is beech based off the last photo. Potentially Butternut as well, but the last one definitely looks like all the Beech I’ve worked with so far.

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#8 posted 08-06-2019 03:07 PM

I think maybe yes to the B’s

Butternut at 27# per foot it is a lightweight

Beech at 44 # per foot it is exactly the same weight as hard Maple, so not like ironwood, but decidedly not a light wood. Note this is Euro Beech, because if it’s a fit, plain Beech is much paler.

American Beech Same weight range as Euro Beech.

Hobbit house for many more pic comparisons.

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#9 posted 08-06-2019 06:00 PM

Beech is distinctive, easy to spot up close but not from a blurry 4’ away. Without better pictures and some idea of the weight/hardness, all anyone can do is throw wild guesses.

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#10 posted 08-06-2019 11:03 PM

My question is how hard is it. I’m not trying to carry on where the Fridge left off but that honestly looks a lot like the Alder I’ve been working with lately.

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