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post #1 of 12 Old 11-24-2019, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Help Identifying Wood

Hi - can anyone help identify what type of wood these tables are made of?

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-24-2019, 02:31 PM
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I have a few pieces that resemble yours very closely.
mine are regular run of the mill pine (or spruce) that
was made for the mobile home industry back in the
'70s and '80s.
how old do you think yours are ?

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Looks like Fir to me but John could be right - they're all fairly close but I'll go with Fir.

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Hard to tell, but isn't that some sort of applied edgebanding on the edges? If so, then its likely plywood, my guess is fir or southern yellow pine with a darker stain.
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SPF


Spruce/Pine/Fir


The reason they stamp SPF on boards is with new growth wood they can looks so close together it is hard to tell
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Hard to tell, but isn't that some sort of applied edgebanding on the edges? If so, then its likely plywood, my guess is fir or southern yellow pine with a darker stain.
In the last photo you can see that the grain follows from the top to the edge so I would think these are solid tops.

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Mortie - why the question?
are you wanting to do similar work to match ?

this is what I found on the net. "I think" Southern Yellow Pine with a Walnut Stain
would get you in the ballpark for similarity in grain pattern and color.

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Thanks for all of the replies!! These are solid wood tables that are about 2 years old. I have a few issues.

1) they need a couple more made - the tables will be next to each other so i'm trying to match wood/finish as much as possible.
2) the finish on the tables has gotten sticky over time. not sure what the issue is but i'm planning on sanding them down and using a marine poly hoping that will not have the same issue - open to suggestions though!
3) the restaurant is open 7 days a week so ideally, i would use something that could dry quickly.

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ah so - what part of the world do you live in ?
when you say "marine poly", are you referring to MinWax Helmsman ?
there are several members here that have successfully finished or refinished
tables for the commercial setting. hopefully, you will receive the appropriate
advice before you start your project.
finding the matching wood may be a journey in itself if you don't have a "real"
lumber source near you.

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Hey John - I’m in St Petersburg, FL. I typically get my project wood from Anderson’s Lumber - they’re a great local wood shop with lots of interesting stuff.

I did some reading on the poly idea after your post and it sounds like that might not be a great idea. I’ll do some searching on the forum for other thoughts.

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there is a guy in Orlando (I am in Kissimmee) that sprayed his "pub tables"
with two part automotive clear. they looked great for a couple of years.
but due to our excessive humidity changes, the wood moved but
the clear didn't. you can only imagine the nightmare he went through.
so far, no one I know has come up with a foolproof finish for table top
coatings outside of the epoxy that pubs and BBQ joints use.
and even then, they become tacky and sticky after a few years and have
to be refinished. it is just the nature of the beast with wood tables.
when you say you need the finish to dry quickly and not be sticky may not work.
research what the restaurant uses to clean their tables with.
if the cleaner contains ammonia, alcohol, bleach, and other harsh chemicals,
there is the culprit for degrading the finish. you have to work within those
parameters to find the compatible finish that won't break down over time.
the commercial tables are far more susceptible to this issue than our dining room tables.
all the best and good luck !!

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