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31 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

No expert but it may be oak.

Oak has very open pours. Imagine millions of soda straws glued together and then sliced diagonally. 

I can't tell from your photos. Look at the wood closely and at an angle. Like this:P_Site-Finished-Flooring-Red-Oak.thumb.jpg.4ee0d094a59b5ce644ac7a1865136929.jpg

If it's oak, you'll see the open pours. 

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8 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Is there a non-stained side? Not oak. Could be cherry. These are cherry. Walnut is similar.

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No, the back side is stained as well.

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here is a different angle.

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  • iacas changed the title to What Type of Wood Is This?

Changing my choice, going to The Father In Law for answer, he is a long time wood worker

 

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I was expecting Persimmon or some thing like that when I clicked the thread, but it does not look like a golf club.

I have no clue.

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Matt, check with a local cabinet maker.
The cabinets were most likely from a local supplier.
Most cabinets are made of Oak or Maple or even a higher priced wood when an owner specs a specific type.
Your pics look like Mahogany or Walnut.

Here are other Cabinet Wood Types:
Maple, Cherry, Knotty Alder, Red Oak, Hickory, Birch, Knotty Pine, Mahogany, Walnut, Clear Alder and Oak.

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46 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

Matt, check with a local cabinet maker.
The cabinets were most likely from a local supplier.
Most cabinets are made of Oak or Maple or even a higher priced wood when an owner specs a specific type.
Your pics look like Mahogany or Walnut.

Here are other Cabinet Wood Types:
Maple, Cherry, Knotty Alder, Red Oak, Hickory, Birch, Knotty Pine, Mahogany, Walnut, Clear Alder and Oak.

This is really good advice. 

As a long time woodworker and a guy who formerly owned his own custom cabinet business I can tell you I'm not sure. 

Here's why. Very often guys like me take cheaper woods and make them look like more premium wood. The best example I can think of is if you give me a pile of Birch, I can build you cabinets and tell you that they are Mahogany and you will never know that they aren't. 

Obviously nobody would ever confuse Maple with Oak or Pine with Ebony. But those are the far ends of the spectrum. A lot of cabinet grade lumber can be made to look very similar. 

Here are some tips. 

1 - Very often non-custom, but still high quality cabinets have a spec sticker on the bottom side of a drawer. Check for that first. If you find the spec or even the maker/product code, BOOM! You're done.  BTW - some manufactures put the sticker on the back of the drawer. 

2 - Check your sink base cabinet for a KCMA label. 

3 - Check the bottom of the wall cabinets or on an inside panel in the sink base cabinet. A lot of time the brand of the cabinet is marked there. Sometimes the color, door style, and construction of the cabinet will be there too. 

4 - If you end up getting just the brand name, you can get their catalog (either online or a real one) and try to match yours up. That's hit or miss, because a lot of times the maker will do just what I said and make a birch cabinet that looks like a mahogany or something of that ilk. But you may be able to figure it out. 

5 - If they are truly custom you will be able to tell because all of the faceplates between two cabinets will be seamless. Meaning the faceplates were put on after the cabinet boxes were installed. If your cabinets have those little lines between the doors or between the drawers than those cabinets were built in a factory or possibly a shop and installed, rather than boxes being custom built and facepates made on site. 

6 - If your cabinets are truly custom. Firstly, congratulations that's mighty rare. Secondly, you will have to contact the builder to find out who did the work. Unless they were like me and stamped (literally) their name and logo on the bottom of every drawer.

7 - If none of that works. You may have to cut into a piece. Fresh cut wood is far easier to identify. 

If you find this stamped on the bottom of the drawers, then I made them.

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6 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

6 - If your cabinets are truly custom. Firstly, congratulations that's mighty rare. Secondly, you will have to contact the builder to find out who did the work. Unless they were like me and stamped (literally) their name and logo on the bottom of every drawer.

 

I think this is the case. The previous owner did mention that cabinets were Amish-made. I checked a few drawers and such, and there isn't any markings on them. The drawers are mostly high end plywood. The face of the cabinets look to be hardwood of some kind. There is some areas were the finish has rubbed off and you can see the grain underneath.

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