Identifying the wood and what wood for tabletop?
I'm not having a bunch of luck finding information online and was hoping someone here would be able to help.
I want to replace the top of this table. I planned on having a piece of wood made for inside and am going to stain it darker. I don't want the new top to match the existing finish. I don't know what type of wood the table is and others I've questioned don't know either.
Would it matter if the top isn't an exact match (type of wood) since I'll be staining? I was thinking of using either maple or birch? Oak isn't an option because I don't want all the grain. Ideas as to what would be best?
I'm sure someone is going to say have a professional look at it but I live out in the middle of nowhere and I honestly don't know who I would call. I'd have the top made (and most likely finished because it would be easier) through my Dad's work. I just need to figure out what I want.
the best pic I have to represent true colors.