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    Default First Aspire project - name wood type

    This is my first small Aspire project requested by some family and friends. I recently purchased a lot of wood of various types but am having trouble telling what all I have. The wood used here had a reddish/burgundy look to it (3rd pic, second sign - unfinished) but looks fairly dark after the Natural stain/sealer. Any guesses as to the type?

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    Looks like cherry.

    If I were in the same room with the sawdust I'd know within a few minutes. Sadly, I am allergic to cherry but I love the look of it.

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    I'm guessing crotch or flame mahogany.

    Nice eagle - is that one of the included clip-arts?

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    It could be red birch.Birch has a similar grain pattern as cherry.

    Erminio

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    I bought the wood from a guy who's father (since passed) was a wood-worker. Some of the wood is 30-50 yrs old and has been sitting in dry storage for all that time. He thought several of these stacks were walnut, but also thought that some of it was cherry. A bunch of it is coffee-tree wood, but that section looks more like oak.

    David, yes the eagle is included with Aspire.

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    That looks like "quilting"around the eagle. Maybe quilted cherry?

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    Scott, I like the work and I like the message. thats a great piece.

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