Identify Wood

Old 03-05-13, 06:53 AM
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Identify Wood

Can someone identify the species used in this photo? The dark plywood and the yellow-ish trim around the edges:

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Old 03-05-13, 07:07 AM
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I'd say the trim is oak, possibly white oak judging by the very pronounced graining and light color. The paneling/plywood is harder for me to tell. Mahogany veneered plywood was common back in the day but that could be a stained birch veneer.
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Looking at the grain, the yellow trim looks like oak that has been colored yellow with aniline dye.

The sides I am not sure, maybe Mahogany? Maybe birch that has also has been colored/stained. It appears the inside is birch. (click on photo for more pictures)
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I can certainly agree with oak on the trim but I'm struggling on the sides.
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agree with oak on the trim but I'm struggling on the sides.
Me too. Any special reason you are wanting to know?
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Hard to tell for sure. I doubt birch and think mahogany. I also think the trim could be ash. Both appear to be treated with stain or toned.

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