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Hi, I am a newbie here. My house has a lot of wood in it, a lot of it is veneer. I'd like to build some new shelves that hopefully match both in grain and color. What wood(s) do you think this is/are? Or what woods should I use to at least try to match? I am going to be using a router along with the usual saws, so I am hoping to find wood that is easy enough to work with. I posted two pics, but I feel the 1st one captures the color better (orangish, light reddish brown). The second photo (of the door) is too brown.


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You have more than one kind of wood for one thing. The first picture might be birch or maple and stained with a cherry dye stain. The wood in the second picture is an open grain wood, maybe elm and stained with a walnut oil stain.
You should be able to get a pretty good match if you use cherry (solid or veneered plywood) and American cherry stain.
Just my 2 cents.
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