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  1. Forestry & Milling
    Trying to figure out if this is cherry or birch? Any information would be so greatly appreciated!
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have some planks that I’ve been told are teak. Looking for some of your best guesses.
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have various pieces of wood that I would like to identify while I still remember what species they are (which kind of wood). Some of the wood is thin almost veneer. I am looking for the best way to mark the boards that will stay on the boards, maybe for months or even years. The marking tools...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Merry Christmas, folks! I'm working on refinishing some old stairs and I need some help identifying the existing wood species. After about an hour looking at pictures of wood grains, I thought it'd be smarter to ask here. This house is in southern California and was built in the 70's. Any...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I need help IDing these blocks of wood. The first and last picture shows what it looks like when slightly damp. The rest is when it's completely dry. This kind of wood smells really great. When I sanded it, it gave off a rather sweet smell. When water was dabbed on its surface, it also gave off...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello! I'm new to the forum and I would be grateful for some help identifying some wood pieces I will be selling in a shop I'm currently producing, as well as tips for future identification. I have two stools that have been stained. Please see the photos (1st two are of STOOL 1; 2nd two are of...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Can someone please help me ID this wood? I would like to update it. I was thinking of using a black stain. Would I have to completely strip it? I heard you can use minwax polyshades over existing stain. PLEEEEASE help... It's making my whole house look old and ugly.
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, My parents got a steak knife set from laguiole as a gift, and for their 60th birthday I'm planning to complete the cutlery set with custom made handles that match the steak knife set. But I am having great difficulty in identifying the wood on the handles. According to the manufacturer...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, Need a little help identifying this hardwood blank, Its very hard/dense; well Aged (bought from an antique toolbox c1920) I just can't decide if its Macassar ebiony with its distinctive striped pattern, or rosewood(seems like a good match too) Here are some pics of it: Any...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I'm having a little trouble identifying this veneer. I thought maybe the main, 'background' veneer was walnut, I've only seen Walnut burr veneer before so its hard to know.. i'd relly appreciate any help or confirmation. The squares&marquetry themselves look different too- if anyone had...
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