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jsvenson11

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10-03-2021 08:11 PM

This might be a long shot, but I’m looking for help identifying the wood species in the attached picture. I’d like to do something similar for some cabinets. The closest guesses I have are a white or red oak, hickory, or a natural teak. Any thoughts much appreciated.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 10-03-2021 08:26 PM

Maple.

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#2 posted 10-03-2021 08:28 PM

Get closer pictures. Hard to tell otherwise.

Might be quarter or rift sawn cherry??

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-03-2021 08:41 PM

Looks like Cherry to me.

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 10-03-2021 09:02 PM

You could “do something similar” without knowing the wood species.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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#5 posted 10-03-2021 09:48 PM

My guess from a thousand miles away is Mango wood. It could be hickory but I’m guessing mango because I’m have a mango beverage right now. :)
Good Luck

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#6 posted 10-03-2021 10:53 PM



My guess from a thousand miles away is Mango wood. It could be hickory but I’m guessing mango because I’m have a mango beverage right now. :)
Good Luck

- Aj2

Mango cart beer?

Not sure, but looks like the “frame” may be a different species.

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#7 posted 10-04-2021 03:35 AM

Nope no beer for me. I’ve been a friend of bill w since 1991. :)
It’s a Izze mango fruit drink.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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#8 posted 10-05-2021 04:14 AM

If species really does matter more than just getting the look, possibly the best thing to do toward getting a good answer is to share the link of what, where that pic is from you are posting. I think this is going to be a thread where Google Fu beats wood knowledge.

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#9 posted 10-05-2021 02:24 PM

One could try the Wood Database for ID or if you can find it the book Wood.

-- Ron

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#10 posted 10-05-2021 02:53 PM

The one big problem with an ID from a stock photo is the wood has probably been colored and could be veneer.

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#11 posted 10-05-2021 03:10 PM



The one big problem with an ID from a stock photo is the wood has probably been colored and could be veneer.

- splintergroup

yep, or also just color change from light/UV exposure and different types of “clear” finishes.

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