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Help to I.D. The wood in these doors

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1 hour ago, muttley9050 said:

I always thought sycamore

Well Mutters , you have the advantage over the rest of us as you are there , on site as it were but , I am a bit disappointed because I thought you knew definitively what the species was not a stab like the rest of us from a pic 😁

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Well Mutters , you have the advantage over the rest of us as you are there , on site as it were but , I am a bit disappointed because I thought you knew definitively what the species was not a stab like the rest of us from a pic 
Nope can only guess to be fair, most kitchens I can tell quickly and easily. This one not so much.
Will sand a bit on the weekend and see if I can match the finish. That's the job you see. Make up a matching end panel and moulding and repair any damage to rest of Kitchen.
If I can't match it then it will be a complete strip which won't be fun.
Kitchen also getting new worktops from specialist stone company. 20220112_171228.jpeg
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From memories of the mid 1990's and the coloration, I would have said Cherry, prob from the US. Though the grain/growth rings in one panel look rather stained  Sitka Spruce like. 

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6 hours ago, Squaredy said:

It is a hardwood but we need better closer pictures for a good ID.  Always made more difficult as it is undoubtedly not UK grown - American timber I would say.  Def not Beech anyway.

I do have some beech that has grain like that in some of the pics (ie with a fleck) but it came from a copper beech that had serious spiralling in the main stem so went for firewood.  The bits that remind me of this came from one or two of the straight grained sections that I salvaged.

 

Are we to take it that it's all the same species in the kitchen?

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1 hour ago, difflock said:

From memories of the mid 1990's and the coloration, I would have said Cherry, prob from the US. Though the grain/growth rings in one panel look rather stained  Sitka Spruce like. 

Ditto - looks like American Cherry to me.

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I do have some beech that has grain like that in some of the pics (ie with a fleck) but it came from a copper beech that had serious spiralling in the main stem so went for firewood.  The bits that remind me of this came from one or two of the straight grained sections that I salvaged.
 
Are we to take it that it's all the same species in the kitchen?
Yes. All timber in kitchen is the same species.
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I think arbtalk may have cracked it. American cherry seems a good shout
Have ordered a sample to check.
Cheers guys

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21 hours ago, muttley9050 said:

I think arbtalk may have cracked it. American cherry seems a good shout
Have ordered a sample to check.
Cheers guys

American Cherry does sound and look right.  Also when this kitchen was bought/installed what timbers would have been on offer?  American Cherry is definitely one that was commonly offered by kitchen manufacturers in the UK.

 

 

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