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post #1 of 12 Old 06-01-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Can you ID this wood?

My father recently purchased a huge stack of assorted stuff at going out of business sale at a local lumber store. The stack included several sheets of 3/4" mahogony and 14 sheets of 3/4" A/B mystery plywood. It has the color of oak but but doesn't have the open pores. The camera phone photos aren't the best but can anyone tell me what this is? Sorry, if it's an obvious, ignorant question.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-01-2012, 08:57 AM
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You need close ups that include all three faces of the wood.

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Looks like red oak to me.
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Either red oak or possibly ash. The phone camera looks to have colored the picture.

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Could be Birch plywood.






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I would have to say Birch.

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It has the color of red oak, but I am intimately familar with oak, and I'm pretty sure it's not red oak (no open pores). Could it be a red tinted white oak???? I thought it may be birch but it's not the right color - maybe a redish tinted birch???? I understand that ash is very similar to oak. Does ash have the same porous nature as oak or is it closed/tight grain structure.

Anyway, dad bought it super cheap (around $7-$8 per sheet) and offered it to me because he doesn't have a use for it. It may end up in my next project,,,,,,,, whatever it is.
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looks like birch grain but I'd have to see better pics to tell for sure.

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I would agree with birtch
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+1 for birch plywood.

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Maybe Beech

I used to buy a plywood called "Copper Beech" for making steel rule dies. It was 3/4" and about 6-8 plys but only came in 48" x 48". Hard to tell from the photo....Stan

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Has a similar grain pattern like Beech, could be Birch, but It looks a bit pinkish like Beech.

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