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Help needed identifying wood on cabinets

Posted by lonestarlady (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 07 at 9:56

We recently had granite tops put in, and I need newels to support the larger island top. I'd like to find something ready made as close to the wood on my cabinets as possible. Matching the stain is not a problem. I believe my cabinets and wainscotting are birch, but I'm not 100% certain. Can you tell by looking at this photo? It appears the trim is a different wood, as it is soft and mars easily.

Thank you for your help!


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RE: Help needed identifying wood on cabinets

All you need to match is color....so any light wood will do. The grain you see on your wainscoting will not be apparant in a newel post.
Linda C


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RE: Help needed identifying wood on cabinets

Looks as though it could be birch. From this distance it could also be hard or soft maple.


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