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post #1 of 9 Old 08-06-2016, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Help with wood identification

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I would love some help identifying what type of wood is use in a table and chair set I recently got. The table is renaissance style and I believe it is elm but not quite sure. Any assistance would be very appreciated.

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Here are a few more pics of the table before I started disassembly. Its a draw leaf table and had 5 matching chairs
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I think you will have to strip it and sand it before anyone can make a descent guess as to what the wood is.
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I think you will have to strip it and sand it before anyone can make a descent guess as to what the wood is.
I know that would make it easier but I would like to do all the repairs and glue it back together first. I may just use epoxy an filler for the repairs. They are all on the bottom side and would be out of sight. I wanted to go get some like wood and do a proper repair. Be tough to match 100 year old wood
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I think you will have to strip it and sand it before anyone can make a descent guess as to what the wood is.
I agree with Steve. Based on the pictures, the old finish and stain, it could be almost any hardwood. The country of origin can have a bearing on the wood type. English?
It's a very nice old table.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?

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I know that would make it easier but I would like to do all the repairs and glue it back together first. I may just use epoxy an filler for the repairs. They are all on the bottom side and would be out of sight. I wanted to go get some like wood and do a proper repair. Be tough to match 100 year old wood
If you are going to use epoxy you better strip first. The stripper will affect epoxy.
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Man, that was a good-sized lathe.

It's a fairly light colored wood. That's all I can tell.

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If you are going to use epoxy you better strip first. The stripper will affect epoxy.
Good point, guess I will need to rethink my plan. I will keep everyone up to speed on things as I start.

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wood ID requires ...

To properly ID on the internet...hah hah ...we would need a close up photo of the long grain and end grain in an area where the fish has been scraped off. All else is best guess.

If there is a company name or label anywhere that would be helpful also. Some companies only used a few types of wood in their manufacturing.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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