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Can't tell what kind of wood this is...

I'm refinishing a door and now that I've gotten most of the paint off I'd like to know what kind of wood it's made of. Below are the pics. Please let me know what you think because I'd like to make the thresholds out of the same material.
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Sorry forgot to add the pics and I also forgot to add this:
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Douglas fir.
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Wow. That was fast. I believe you, but what made you know? Just curious.
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what made you know? Just curious.
That is what they made/make doors out of . Click on the picture in this link that looks like your door.(second row down fourth one from the left) to see what you think.
http://www.hooddistribution.com/prod...ic_lumber.html
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Thanks a lot Daren! I'm still learning how to identify wood by sight. I'll get there eventually.... I want to stain the inside a dark mahogany type color any suggestions?
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Wow. I still have a lot to learn then. Heh. From the initial glance and the grain and color, my first instinct was red oak. But since I can't see the little pits and whatnot that oak lumber has, I wasn't sure.
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Recently I helped a friend assemble some huge boxes to wrap around some steel I-beams. The boxes were made from straight grain cabinet grade doug fir ply wood (never knew it existed) beautiful stuff with just a few coats of lacquer, but $120 a sheet for 3/4" made my jaw drop when I saw the stack of 25 sheets sitting there.

Reckless, that door will look pretty sweet when you're done. It's too bad that one panel has all those heavy sap areas, but will look a hundred times better than it did.

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Your telling me joesdad...those heavy sap areas seem to sand dry almost and minutes later are dark again. The outside face of the door is being a pain in my butt too! I can't get the final layer of primer to strip. Its like 60 years of sunshine baked the freakin' paint on!

Anybody know the best way to clean the paint from the moulding around the panels, and in the window panes?

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For getting the paint out of the moulding you could try a very thin (like water) stripper and use a brass bristle bush. If the paint dissovles with alcohol or turpentine that might work too.

You could also try the more enviro-friendly thick strippers that wipe off for less fumes, etc.
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