what is this wood?


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what is this wood?

I need to have a couple of missing doors custom-made for a kitchen, but I want to be sure of the wood type before I order them. Does anyone have any idea, judging from the attached picture, what the wood might be? Maple perhaps?
 
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My guess is oak. It looks like it's stained or a tinted finish though.
 
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Definitely oak.... hard telling if its red or white though.
 
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By the amount of grain in it..... it looks like red oak.
 
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Red oak was my thought as well
 
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Well, I guess the votes are in and red oak is the winner! Thanks guys, much appreciated. Being as I'm not from the USA some of the woods here are a bit hard for me to fathom. Now if you want to talk about Aussie timbers, that's another matter!

Now if memory serves me correctly I need to allow half an inch back from the hinged edges, right?
 
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Old 09-13-13, 11:07 PM
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The overlap depends on what your cabinets already have. Can buy hinges for many sizes.1/2 , 3/4 , 1", 1 1/4 and so on. Looks like red oak but the stain will be hard to match. Get several small pieces of red oak to try it on.
 
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Old 09-14-13, 04:40 AM
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Yeah... like pugsi said measure an existing door. then measure the opening. Divide the difference by 2 to get the hinge overlay.
 
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Sorry, I've been busy the last week or so and am only now getting back to this post.

Matching up the stain isn't going to be an issue, as I plan on refinishing everything anyway. Otherwise I'd be having nightmares about trying to get a color match for the new doors.

Thanks for the advice and feedback. Much appreciated.
 
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Sorry, started posting a question about pools and didn't realize I still had this post open - I thought i was on the new sub-section of the forum. So all I could do was delete the message!
 
 

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