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Author Topic: What wood is this door made of?  (Read 826 times)

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Offline Weekend_Sawyer

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What wood is this door made of?
« on: September 27, 2016, 11:38:05 am »
Diane is refinishing an old door from my house. It came from a house that was built in the 20's and the finish had turned black.

The wood is coming out very light as she sands it off.

  

 
 

 

Here's a pic of the end grain.

  

 

I was thinking pine but there is no pine smell as we sand it. I am hoping it's chestnut.
kind of a grainy pic of the end grain but what do you think?
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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 11:54:39 am »
Ash, I believe, my Friend. 
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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 12:10:05 pm »
ooh, cool! Thanks Danny.
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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 02:04:58 pm »
I would have said Cypress.
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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 10:10:58 pm »
I thought cypress but the end grain looks like ash
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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 08:34:56 pm »
I voted cypress as well.

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Re: What wood is this door made of?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 07:24:15 am »
It is a ring porous hardwood.  Cypress is a softwood and does not have large open pores. 
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