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anybody know what kind of wood this is?

Posted by egganddart49 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 20, 12 at 15:07

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


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

Looks like pine from this distance.


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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.


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

Birch.


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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?


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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

Here is a link that might be useful: untreated spruce


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

Looks like pine to me too....


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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

Here is a link that might be useful: untreated spruce


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


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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.


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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


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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


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

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


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

Try your question on the woodworking forum, perhaps.

Karin L


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RE: anybody know what kind of wood this is?

" 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.


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