Any ideas as to what material this is.........(pic attached) Cheers

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    Deaf Cat

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    Okay I know its wood, quite heavy and solid with regards to other pine stuff I have, any one know what make of tree?

    Its hopefully going to be an equipment rack with a few modifications - it needs shelves, and its legs chopping.

    Cheers :)
     
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    One or two areas of grain make me think it is oak, maybe wrong though.
     
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    looks like quarter cut oak.
     
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    I would probably say the 'species' is oak too.
     
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    It is 100% certain Oak.
     
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    American White Oak, where you get the medallory striping on the third plank up is the easiest way to tell it is an oak. American White Oak tends towards red and pale yellow. English and European tend towards brown/green. Also English is more dense.....
     
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    Cheers Guys, resounding result of Oak:D

    Thanks Knightshade for the detail, could be very usefull if I'm after a bit more for shelves:cool:

    I'll get the skill saw out. I don't like the idea of choping it about much but as it's only alternative is out the door it may as well become the new tv stand. Oh, and a couple of the stereo bits could fit on too;)

    EDIT: wow Knightshade just had a look at your galley stuff looks Fab! Maybe my skill saw is not the best tool for cabiet/rack making:( got something to aim towards in quality - Oh dear!
     
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    Skil Saw???? :cry:You'll be saying you have an electric sander next!!!!!!!

    Good luck with the rack.

    Thanks for the compliment, they look much better in the flesh, should be a few of the sexier pieces at the Bristol Hi Fi show next year.
     
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    Arr errrm :cowboy:

    I'll er go with the hand saw and some real fine sand paper:)

    Cheers think I'll need the luck;)

    Don't recall seeing any of your gear at Bristol early this year....?
    (Mind you, I was only focused on hearing amps, not actually looking at anything ;) )
     
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    Skil saw :crazy:

    You would probably have more luck with an axe !
     
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    :D



    most unkind...

    take no notice deaf cat



    ;)
     
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    Hi,from my school wood working days(used a fair bit of oak then,old school desk's) & reading up,you normally(presuming English oak)can see what looks like grains of rice in the structure.Don't know if this is just particular to oak thou or how its cut?
    Not accounting for fashion Oaks prob one of the best wood's.

    Cheers BOB

    ps a good way to finish before sandpaper(even fine what i knew as flour paper,rub 2 pieces together makes it even finer),is to use what is called i think a scraper,
    Its a small piece of high carbon steel,say 5" x 3" x 1/16" thick,with the edge bevelled over.You can work with the grain on different parts which can vary.
    Other tip brush or whatever a bit of water on it,this will lift the crap out of the grain,then sandpaper etc(otherwise it will come out first coat of whatever you put on it).
     
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    That's the trouble when you make stands and not Hi Fi. Will be in the Dynaudio and Plinius Room this year, possibly Monitor Audio as well.
     
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    Which is a shame IMO as a hardwood stand like what Knightshade builds will outlast every component upgrade. Also when you consider that you look at the thing more than any other piece of furniture... It amazes me how many people settle for matt black, mild steel, mini oil rigs :confused:
     
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    Have to agree-my own little Piper Alpha is starting to get on my nerves.
     
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    Ah yes, but once one becomes aware of how stands can play an important part, looks and sound, one is more than likely going to look at stands in far more detail:eek:. I for one love the real wood stuff, especially Oak;)

    Oh cheers Bob for the finishing tips:D
     
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    Hi,forgot to mention you can easily make a scraper(got some good woodworking book's,owt to have a look & get proper name).Even a bit of mild steel might do at a pinch(might need reburring more often,if you do a fair bit of woodworking),pref put in in a vice & go along the edge with another bit/piece of metal,or maybe something like those sharpening steels you can buy(like you see butchers use).You only want a small burr,one or two nice long even pressure strokes along the edge might do the job.
    They work well.


    Cheers BOB
     
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