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post #1 of 28 Old 04-14-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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What type of wood is this?

Like to see others view on what type of wood this is for certain?
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How about an end grain photo? Maybe one with a wider view?

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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There are a least 3 or 4 boards there, if I had to guess just from the picture I'd have to say Maple. More pictures would help a good clear picture of the end grain would be great.

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It is hard to tell without a clearer photo but it looks like maple to me. What do others think?

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Maple.
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My guess was maple. It's a table from a restaurant. Trying to get more detailed of what type of maple?
Also going to stain it with an oil based stain and try to go w a dark red mahogany. Being a soft wood should I Use a lower grit sand paper for first coat of stain to get it deeper in the grain? Thoughts on staining to achieve a dark color with red mahogany? Thanks to all again!!
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Elm.

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U think it's elm for sure?
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Any other guys know this wood???? Need help. Thanks a lot!!
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Can you leave a mark in it with the edge of your thumbnail? If not, it may be hard maple (assuming there's no finish on it). My first thought was maple, too, but I don't know elm from a turnip.

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No finish on it. Really dont think it's elm though. Can't really leave a mark a my thumbnail.
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Looks more like elm to me too.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Looks like soft maple to me.
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I say maple. My experience with elm is limited but the color of the wood and the grain is not like the elm boards in my shop but it is like the maple ones. Head over to the hobbit house and compare.
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Here's a chunk of elm. Kinda looks similar

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Under phone case.

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I'm sorry but the grain does not look the same. I like to think that maple grain looks like dripping syrup.

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Here's w a light coat of stain on it.
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