RE: [PPLetterpress] Wood anyone know . . .
- If you can dig your fingernail into it, it probably isn't commercially made
furniture. Birch and basswood (poplar) are both extremely hard woods that
will bend iron nails, not to say finger nails. I would say that all the
commercial furniture I have is birch (I cut some myself from maple or
whatever is available). Birch and maple are very similar.
The fronts of my drawer-type type cases look like oak but I recall a posting
on the letpress site that said they were actually ash. Ash looks very much
like oak. For some reason the cases that have lips all seem to be made of
other woods. Some could be birch but the grain on others is a little more
open and some seem a little softer.
Ramin is a Malayan wood that is apparently available in the UK. I have
never seen it for sale in the US and had a hard time even finding out what
it was. Perhaps it is sold under a different name here. See
_ramin.htm for information.
From: Fritz Klinke [mailto:nagraph@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Wood anyone know . . .
Traditional wood is Birch for furniture, though Hamilton also offered
What we get now is all Birch. The traditional wood for cabinets and case
was also Birch, and not Oak as these are always referred to as "Oak" cases
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Marc Remson" <ah293@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Wood anyone know . . .
This might seem like a relativly simple (some might even
say "stupid") question but it has bothered me for a long time.
What wood is furniture made from?
I do not think that it is made from maple because I can dig my finger
nail into it but I would think that it would have to be a hard wood
of some kind.
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