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Hey all...

This will probably seem obvious to some...but can anyone identify this wood for me?

It came from an old bedframe that fell apart on me...so I resawed it to make a keepsake box. I have about 15 bd/ft of it left...not including the 4x4 posts.

It's fairly dense...but not too difficult to work and sand. My best guess is some form of Maple...the little swirls were slightly hollow after resaw...but they sanded perfectly flat. There is no stain on it as of yet...and I get almost a 'stripey' sheen when held sideways to the light.

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birdseye maple
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Maple is generally whiter than that although the rest seems right. Maple will have "medullary rays" in the grain, if not on the face, then on the edge. That will be the dead giveaway.

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Looks birds eye.

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Default 2nd the bird eye maple may be age some what

may be age . I am sure it is

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Hey, thanks a lot guys.

Guess I'll have to be careful to use this stuff well, considering how expensive it seems to be.

As to the red'ness...that's my fault...I added a little contrast in GIMP so the grain would be eaier to see...though there is still a slight redness in the 'real' world.
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Could be red maple rather than sugar maple. It definitely has birdseye figure.
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Great discussion over wood....although I don't know much more about wood.................but best of luck to all to put such great knowledge here for me..........




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It looks like birdseye maple to me.
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I've seen birdseye on other species, even cherry. This looks like a light cherry to me.
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