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Posted: 11/19/2012 2:49:09 PM EST
IBTYIWP (In Before The Yup It's Wood Pic)

So, I'm going to build a picture frame to match my desk - but I know know what type of wood it is.

Looks like it could be Mahogony (unlikely - desk wasn't cheap, but not top dollar either), Walnut (little red for walnut?), or cherry (again, don't think so, due to $$).

What is it? Something I didn't think of? One of the above? It is real wood, the iphone doesn't take the best pics...



Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:56:05 PM EST
Oak stained with a honey or golden oak stain

Best guess. Good luck matching it.

Oh, white oak, not red oak btw
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:03:25 PM EST
I'd guess Cherry. Where's Bruce Hoadley when you need him?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:11:37 PM EST
Looks like cherry.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:51:19 PM EST
find some end grain

maple


red oak, white oak


really though the staining is the tough part
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:59:19 PM EST
Its not oak, looks like cherry.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:07:07 PM EST
Got to be cherry.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:37:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:41:29 PM EST



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Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:53:52 PM EST
It's cherry.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:59:56 PM EST
Possibly a varient of Morning Wood, but I have only ever seen one example so YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:18:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 6:19:41 PM EST by Trollslayer]
Identifying wood species without cross sections like the photomicrographs above is almost impossible.

The flat grain makes me think stained maple.

It could also be birch.

What's it weigh? How dense is it? Is it dense and heavy like maple or lighter like birch?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:22:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 9:26:44 PM EST by A_G]
Stained Birch or Alder.

The latter if you can dent it with a finger nail.

Not Oak, Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Mahogany.

Almost certain it is Birch that's been stained.

ETA:
Cherry is one of the most expensive *domestic* woods, and if that was a purchased mass produced item, I highly doubt it would be Cherry. Also, Cherry tends to have gum pockets that are like black specks or streaks. It looks like it is MDF/PB with a veneer as nearly all commercial mass produced furniture is these days. Again, I vote Birch.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:28:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By A_G:
Stained Birch or Alder.

The latter if you can dent it with a finger nail.

Not Oak, Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Mahogany.

Almost certain it is Birch that's been stained.

ETA:
Cherry is one of the most expensive *domestic* woods, and if that was a purchased mass produced item, I highly doubt it would be Cherry. Also, Cherry tends to have gum pockets that are like black specks or streaks. It looks like it is MDF/PB with a veneer as nearly all commercial mass produced furniture is these days. Again, I vote Birch.
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Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:47:24 PM EST
Yep^^^^^^
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:31:32 AM EST
I had excellent results with color matching new wood with stained wood at Sherwin Williams. Take in one of the drawers and some of the wood you intend to use to a local paint shop and I'll bet they can create a custom tinted stain that will match well.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:59:55 AM EST
Looks like stained maple to me. Cherry would be darker even w/o stain. A picture is hard to tell. Look underneath where there's no stain. Maple will stay light but cherry will oxidize a pink/orange color.
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