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    Help identifying species

    This species is used as the framework on a 1920's drawer chest. I'm having trouble figuring out what this species is. It's actually more brown than the pics show. The one darker pic is with it wiped with mineral spirits.








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    Re: Help identifying species

    Hard to tell from the face grain. This is just a wild guess, but it kinda favors elm. An end grain comparison would be more definitive.
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    Re: Help identifying species

    It looks a lot like elm. I'll see if I can find a decent place to observe some end grain tomorrow. I really have no intentions of breaking the frame down. For the most part, it's rock solid structural wise.

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    Re: Help identifying species

    Red Gum was also used as a secondary wood in furniture years ago. Not saying it is red gum but it could possibly be.

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    Re: Help identifying species

    Interesting pics. I'll also cast a vote for elm.

    Take a look at the "feathering" which is a distinct characteristic of elm.

    http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...lm,%20misc.htm

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    Re: Help identifying species

    Quote Originally Posted by walnutjerry View Post
    Red Gum was also used as a secondary wood in furniture years ago. Not saying it is red gum but it could possibly be.

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    What is the red gum to which you're referring. I can't find an American domestic wood that fits that name, but the heartwood of our sweet gum is sometimes called red gum.

    http://www.wood-database.com/sweetgum/

    http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/gum.htm

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    Re: Help identifying species

    Chestnut?

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