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Forum topic by willhime posted 04-12-2021 05:44 PM 277 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2021 05:44 PM

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I’ve been tasked with recreating this wood vent hood. I’m trying to establish the wood species. My guesses of what it is or some that seem close are beech or maple. I’m not great at species identification but hopefully there’s some guesses

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#1 posted 04-12-2021 05:55 PM

Too far away for species identification, but either Maple or Beech could be made that color. Close to it simply with an oil based finish

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#2 posted 04-12-2021 11:36 PM

Could be Alder. Commonly used for face frames on cabinets and would work in this application.

Maple would be a little harder to add color to if it is white. Beech had a grain pattern that does not appear to be in the example but the picture needs to be closer up to tell.

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#3 posted 04-13-2021 12:01 AM

Could be birch.

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#4 posted 04-13-2021 12:44 AM

Cedar, Fir , Teak, Maple, Birch Beech, Alder.
To far away to tell.

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#5 posted 04-13-2021 04:03 AM

US Forest Products Lab (Madison, WI) will do an ID if you can submit a sample.

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