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Forum topic by sockerberg posted 01-29-2014 05:04 PM 1129 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2014 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood timber texture match question

I need to know exactly what this is so I can match it.

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#1 posted 01-29-2014 05:11 PM

White Oak is my #1 guess followed very closely by Red oak and my 3rd would be Ash. Your picture leaves a lot to be desired. Almost can guarantee it’s oak though. The little angled white lines are medullary rays of the tree and are present when the wood is “quartersawn.” The rest looks to be “rift sawn”. See a picture of what I mean here.

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 07:05 PM

I’d say white oak as well.

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#3 posted 01-29-2014 07:06 PM

Difficult to tell from photo but I’m firmly in the QSWO camp. I’d also like to point out that when asking for help in wood ID it is best to post a clear, in focus, close up shot of the end grain that has been cleanly cut.

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 07:59 PM

I’d say QSWO also, definitely some kind of oak.

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 08:25 PM

It is a strip from a sheet of white oak like panelling. The pattern is QSWO, but it repeats about every foot.

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#6 posted 01-29-2014 11:14 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the help.

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#7 posted 01-29-2014 11:41 PM

Definitely oak, but I would say some of the veneer is quarter sawn and the majority is rift sawn (striaght grain).

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#8 posted 01-30-2014 02:59 AM

Yes, rift/quartersawn oak. You can look at the end grain to tell whether it is red oak or white oak.

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