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    Hello all, my sister was asking me if I knew what type of wood her dining room furniture is, she bought this oh probably more than 20 years ago.

    #352468
    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Looks like cherry !

    #352470
    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Hard to tell by the pics. Kinda looks like cherry or a birch stained to look like cherry.

    Ron

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    #352472
    roninohio
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    New Franklin, OH

    I’m guessing birch but hard to tell with the stain on it.

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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    I’d say cherry also. Is the underneath side stained? Sometimes it’s skipped..might be easier to tell by looking there.

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    #352480

    I’d say cherry also. Is the underneath side stained? Sometimes it’s skipped..might be easier to tell by looking there.

    Thanks for the quick response guys, I’m going to text my sister, and tell her to take a picture of the underside.

    Quick picture of her underneath.
    Thanks again for the help.

    #352492
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    from that photo I would say cherry or maple stained to look like cherry

    #352493
    KenW
    Pro

    I wanna say maple..

    #352494
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I’m sticking with birch. Could be maple the look almost identical.
    Not cherry though.

    #352495
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    From the last pic I would now say maple. I think cherry unfinished would have turned darker by now.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #352496

    I’d say cherry also. Is the underneath side stained? Sometimes it’s skipped..might be easier to tell by looking there.

    Thanks for the quick response guys, I’m going to text my sister, and tell her to take a picture of the underside.

    Quick picture of her underneath.
    Thanks again for the help.

    Hey Brian, is there a sticker, or name anywhere on it from who made it or where it was made. Thinking cherry as well, but if you can find out where it was made it may give you better insight to the wood used in that area.

    #352498
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Looks like maple to me

    #352499
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Cherry is much darker color than what I see there. Most furniture makers will use maple though.

    #352504

    My guess is maple stained the color it is. Cherry is softer so you could get an idea by how hard it is on the underside using something sharp to poke it. Maple is a very hard wood so if it is tough to make an impression that would confirm the maple for me.

    #352506

    Man you guys are good, thanks for all the information, what a great site, much appreciated, I wish I could buy a round of cold ones for you guys,

    Thanks again, Ed I will text my sister and am her that question. @Siberian

    This is a good community

    #352541
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Unfinished cherry would be MUCH darker over the 20 year period you mentioned. It has to be Maple.

    Jon P.
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    #352545
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    I have to agree with everyone else – after seeing the unfinished bottom it has to be Maple. Maple is a pretty common wood in furniture making – it is durable, fairly stable, and takes a nice finish.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #352547
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Here’s a picture of both cherry and a hard maple. Both are unfinished and have been sitting on a shelf in my shop for at least a year.

    Jon P.
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    #352622

    Here’s a picture of both cherry and a hard maple. Both are unfinished and have been sitting on a shelf in my shop for at least a year.

    Thanks again, I see what you mentioned.

    Thanks to all the members here for the great reply.

    If there ever is a BTP reunion, I’ll buy the first round.

    Edit edit edit, lol as long as it not more than say 3 members lol
    At least not more then 50 or I’ll be broke Lmao.

    #352649
    Rob
    Pro
    Birmingham, Alabama

    I would also go with Maple

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