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post #1 of 3 Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to ID some Wood Please

I have a few pieces of old furniture that I am trying to ID the proper wood used.

The first is a 1940ish (I think!) folding half-bed with attached mattress - like a upscale cot.

The second is a primitive handmade sitting swing that has a tilt back that lets you sit toward the East in the morning - then you flip the back and it faces the West so you can enjoy the sun set.

I think the bed is Mahogany - but not positive.

The swing - I have no idea because I do not know where it originated as I purchased it at an auction. I am located in Alabama - so if it was local it could be Pine or Oak.

I would like an opinion as to the style/period of the swing also if that would not be too much trouble.

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The first picture looks more like a pine or douglas fir to me. The bench looks like a whitewood pine.
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The first picture could be Spruce or a pine, like SYP. The second one looks like Hemlock.

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