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Forum topic by RC54 posted 08-15-2019 12:39 PM 315 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RC54

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08-15-2019 12:39 PM

Been woodworking for many years now, mostly as a hobby, but I’ve done enough to usually be able to determine the type of wood that I run into.

My wife has this table and chairs that belonged to her great grandmother and she asked me to refinish it for her, so I began stripping it down the other day. At first I thought it was some type of Mahogany, but now that I’ve got it down to bare wood, I’m not sure. I haven’t seen a grain pattern like this before, so I’m hoping someone here can recognize it and tell me what it is.

Thanks…Randy




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HokieKen

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#1 posted 08-15-2019 01:29 PM

Is it solid wood or is that a veneer on the top? The last picture looks like ray flecks typical of QSWO.

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#2 posted 08-15-2019 01:30 PM

Looks like quarter sawn oak, red or white. Are there open pores in the end grain? If so, red oak. We have a table like that, but it is hard maple. Is it veneered? Then it could be imported ? Not the table, the veneer.

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LittleShaver

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#3 posted 08-15-2019 01:56 PM

Looks like the top is QS Oak veneer over hard maple.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 08-15-2019 03:28 PM

QSWO, lumber core plywood.

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#5 posted 08-15-2019 03:31 PM

+1 to what LittleShaver suggests.

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#6 posted 08-15-2019 03:51 PM

QS Oak veneer over “rift sawn” core stock.

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RC54

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#7 posted 08-15-2019 04:36 PM

Well, I just assumed that it would have been solid wood, due to the age, but I looked again at the end grain on the sides and it’s definitely veneered.

The general consensus here is QSWO veneer…interesting. But, I have to admit I have not worked with much QS wood of any kind, so the pattern was confusing to me.

Thanks all for setting me straight! Now I have to be more careful with my sanding! I was getting pretty aggressive before as this piece was pretty beat up. But, thankfully, the veneer on this piece is thicker than what I am used to these days.

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