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  1. Mystery Wood

    General Woodworking Discussion
    So I picked up some of this wood last year as well as a different type from the same lady. She claimed on craigslist that it's called "silver oak" and the other one is called "inia". Not surprisingly, neither of which I could find.
  2. Help identifying these woods

    Forestry & Milling
    I am a stranger to darker hardwoods, hopefully someone can help me identify these: Thanks for your time! Also this is my first post on here. Jim :smile:
  3. Popular- Gel Stain or Oil based Stain

    Wood Finishing
    Starting on my first furniture project. I decided to use popular wood and have done some reading and talking and would love to get you all's input. I want to stain the popular a dark stain and put a poly gloss to make a nice shine. The guy at the specialty hardwood store I went to recommended I...
  4. Stripping a dark stained coffee table - help

    Wood Finishing
    I want to attempt refinishing a nice table I got at a discount. There are some small scratches, swirl marks, etc and every time I clean it it's like polishing a turn. The stain is black. Not sure if its wood or veneer. Whats the best way to go about this? I've never done anything like this...
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