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Hello everyone! I have a TV console from urban home that is only described as "reclaimed wood." Anyone have any thoughts on what this is? Wood type and treatment?


More pics here- http://flic.kr/s/aHsjPa2Jih

I really appreciate your help. I'd like to make a coffee table and new TV console in the same style.
 

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I can't seem to open the additional pictures with my computer. The one you posted looks like ash.

If you are happy with the appearance I would just oil it with lemon oil. The wood looks really dry.
 

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Although ash and oak look alike, the main difference is that ash has a closed grain and oak has an open grain. Judging from the way I see the picture, I would say you have some oak. Both Steve and I see the same grain pattern... so is the grain open (deep pores) or is it closed (smooth surface)?
 

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It is hard to tell without looking at the project in person. I lean toward oak. Look at the 2 links I give of ash wood and oak wood and see if you can use the pictures to find more clues. The wood in your pictures looks really weathered. I think that was done with a flap wheel or with 3-M scotch bright pads on a spindle. That method will knock down the open dark grain and round the edges. Here is a link to the 3-M pads...
http://buy3mindustrial.com/shop/abrasives/hand-pads-rolls-sheets/scotch-brite-hand-pads.html
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Looks to me like Red Oak that was wiped with a 50/50 BLO/mineral spirits mix. When dry, topcoated with either a lacquer, or a WB polyurethane.










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