Blog - Wood Identification

Wood Identification is an important part of successfully refinishing furniture.  Learn the difference between soft and hard woods, as well as how to identify different types of wood popular in furniture.

Blogs about Wood Identification

Pine wood - how to refinish pine furniture
Refinishing 101

Refinishing Pine Furniture

Pine wood Furniture is easy to come by. When I first started refinishing furniture, it was probably the type of wood I recognized first. This is due to Pine being fast growing, soft wood which …

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the 5 characteristics of mahogany wood
Wood Identification

The 5 Characteristics of Mahogany Wood

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no additional cost to you.  Throughout my furniture refinishing career, there is …

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figured wood pinnable photo
Wood Identification

Figured Wood – 5 Common Types

I love wood grain patterns, but when I first started refinishing furniture, I had no idea that there are common types of grain patterns.  I understood what the grain in the wood was but not …

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How to identify teak wood
Wood Identification

How to Identify Teak Wood

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no additional cost to you.  Are you a lover of retro and …

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How to identify Walnut Wood
Wood Identification

Characteristics of Walnut Wood

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no additional cost to you.  Learning how to identify wood is hard! …

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