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Offline Motown

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Questions about species of wood
« on: June 06, 2016, 04:52 PM »

Hey all,

I've got a project to build four carriage doors for my garage and I found a design that I'd like to replicate. I am thinking this is red oak but wanted to see if you could help confirm this. Also, my garage doors get a ton of sunlight through out the day and I am wondering if Oak is the right way to go given the sun exposure. All feedback welcome..Thanks in advance everyone.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/571592/Wood-Garage-Doors-and-Carriage-Doors-rustic-garage-dc-metro

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 06:17 PM »
From that distance it doesn't look like oak to me.  Could you post a couple of detailed pictures that show a 300mm x 300mm (or 1' x 1', whichever) or so square of the wood - may be a couple of pictures with different grain?

Offline Motown

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 06:27 PM »



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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 06:49 PM »
Looks to me to Sapele Mahogany
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Offline Brandon

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 07:16 PM »
I agree it's mahogany, I don't think sapele though. Tends to have tighter grain, might be African.
Spanish cedar makes a nice exterior door by the way
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 07:21 PM by Brandon »

Offline Motown

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 07:49 PM »
Thanks guys, very helpful. Spanish Cedar is in the mix as well so thanks for recommending.

Offline Peter Belisle

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Re: Questions about species of wood
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 04:41 PM »
Black locust is common for doors in harsh environments too. Any wood door would be quite heavy and need one heck of an opener