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I knocked an old cabinet apart, it was beyond refinishing.
The picture is of a box I made from one of the drawer fronts.

I'm thinking it's ash, I could be wrong?

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Curt
 

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Curt,
That looks like it could be ash, though it's a very cross grained piece.

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I'm not really sure to be honest. I really like the grain pattern on that piece, also the finished version of your box is very nice.
 

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I don't know ether, I just cut down a big ash tree the wood is a very light tan color and the grain looks nothing like yours.. letting it dry then can compare better
 

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it does not seem to be ash^
 

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ash is a little white. but that one is not.


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Sometimes I've seen Elm that looks like a similar grain to ash only browner.
This is a picture of Elm that I just found on the net that shows what I mean.


I've seen Ash thats been stained that I thought was Elm before.
 

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The ash I've worked with always has a creamy pale yellow color to it after sanding but before any finish. once finished most would never be able to tell it from oak. I think it usually has a very busy grain pattern to it as opposed to oak.
 

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Cherryville Chuck is the man to answer this question. One thing, though; is for certain: Ash splits straightly parallel to the grain (think baseball bats). Elm is very difficult to split in any direction and that is why it is the most preferential wood for rocker bottoms.
 
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