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I am restoring and refinishing this sewing machine cabinet. One of the door centre panels is missing and I want to try to replace it. The burl is simply awesome. The whole cabinet is oak and quarter sawn oak. I am not sure if it is reasonable to assume that the burl is oak as well.

Thank you for any input.

Gary
 

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The problem you will have with burl is even if you knew positively what kind of wood it was since it is a growth on the tree you won't be able to match it exactly. You would have to go someplace that had a good selection of burls and take your picture with you and perhaps buy a different species which the grain looks similar. Many online places will sell burl veneer in lots, giving how many pieces and the size of the veneer so you can purchase all the veneer that came from that growth so it does match. It looks like a walnut burl to me.
 

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The problem you will have with burl is even if you knew positively what kind of wood it was since it is a growth on the tree you won't be able to match it exactly. You would have to go someplace that had a good selection of burls and take your picture with you and perhaps buy a different species which the grain looks similar. Many online places will sell burl veneer in lots, giving how many pieces and the size of the veneer so you can purchase all the veneer that came from that growth so it does match. It looks like a walnut burl to me.
Steve that indeed is a problem. I have started to search Amazon.com for some burl veneer and it looks like trial and error to me. I appreciate your feedback.

Gary
 
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