anybody know what kind of wood this is?

dab07July 20, 2012

The kind you see on old northern European furniture? Here's one example:

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sis3

Looks like pine from this distance.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:12PM
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sochi

Is it a bit pale for pine? It does look like pine, but white washed maybe? Or it could just be the lighting.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:19PM
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jakabedy

I think it's pine. It's probably just a native species of pine that looks different than what we have in the U.S.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:25PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Birch.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 4:29PM
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dab07

It's definitely from a coniferous wood, but I don't know it it's pine, fir, larch... or what. I'd like to make something out of wood like this, or that approximates it -- the kind of tight grain and the color. I'm thinking maybe carefully selected Doulas fir?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 4:30PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

Looks like pine to me too....

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 4:36PM
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nanny2a

Could it be spruce? Looks like the photo below, to me.

Here is a link that might be useful: untreated spruce

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 4:36PM
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dab07

Ah, yes, it does look like it might be spruce. I wonder if spruce turns yellow like pine does, with oil or polyurethane....

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 5:05PM
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My3dogs

I have a few antique English pine pieces and an Irish one; and I would bet money that it's pine. It also looks like it's had a light wash of a sheer white stain.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 5:08PM
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jenny_from_the_block

I agree, definitely some kind of coniferous species (pine, etc)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 10:25PM
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forboystoo

When you google spruce armoire you get this:

From the co. attached .
Looks pretty close.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.specialtywoods.com/armoires.htm

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 11:53PM
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yayagal

I'm pretty sure it's Douglas fir, we have floors like that in our lake house. We stained them.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 1:13AM
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karinl

Try your question on the woodworking forum, perhaps.

Karin L

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:33PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

" I wonder if spruce turns yellow like pine does, with oil or polyurethane..."

The POLYURETHANE is what yellows, NOT whatever surface it is applied to.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 3:02PM
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