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275610 scottg <scottg@s...> 2022‑05‑18 Re: Wood ID help needed
It looks remarkably similar to mahogany grain to me.
Mahogany comes in lots of colors, especially the less expensive species 
of it.
(there are dozens to hundreds of kinds of trees going under the mahogany 

  Mahogany was THE name for a couple hundred years.
.Just like oak in the early 1900's and then again in the 1970's.
Every kind of oak (and chestnut too) was sold as oak furniture because 
it was so popular.

The one thing I know for sure, no matter how close you can come to the 
species/color of the original wood..............

   In the end you will find yourself putting the piece in very bright 
light and taking a pallet with artists colors,  mixing as close as you 
can to the desired color,
   then wiping the brush across paper or something until it is basically 
totally dry.

Once the brush is dry you continue to use it on the work, and 
miraculously, very random bits of color will still transfer to the work. 
If you use too much it shows like neon but if only really minor random 
bits of color transfers, then it blends.

  Do this straight on.
  Get over to the other side and view there, and up over top of it.
      Every angle.
  Mix a very slightly different color and dry brush that.

  Keep going and eventually your repair will disappear.
Its really the only way to genuinely match. In fact, its what they mean 
when they say match.
Every museum, and even the corner furniture store uses it.
  yours scott

    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039

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