Router Forums banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,719 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Under the heading of I'd rather ask a dumb question than make a dumb and expensive mistake. What kind of wood is this? I want to use the same species for the front sides and top as this drawer front... Thanks
396415
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
John
Joined
·
6,962 Posts
I agree looks like pine If you are going to stain it you need to use a conditioner on the wood first , pine will botch. It does not take stain well
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,719 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thank you all for your reply(s). I had it made up in my mind that it was White Oak because it was the only wood in an old expensive Basset/Broyhill Bedroom set I am repurposing. I even said to myself that it had knots in it like pine. Again thank you. It's a lot easier finding white pine locally than it is whit oak.
 

·
Registered
Theo
Joined
·
7,183 Posts
It looks like pine. See if you can mark it with your fingernail. Pine is very soft.
Pine is not always soft, it can be very hard. I have a carving mallet I made from pine, it definitely is not soft, altho not as hard as some pine I have seen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,719 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Pine is not always soft, it can be very hard. I have a carving mallet I made from pine, it definitely is not soft, altho not as hard as some pine I have seen.
Remodeled part of a 100 year old house and some of those fat lighter pine 2x4's were harder than stone.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top