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 What type of Veneer for AWA R27 Radiolette.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:13:31 PM on 12 May 2010.
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 Location: Armidale, NSW
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Hi all,

Just about to start restoring the AWA R27 and need to know what type of veneer was used for these sets. I have had a look at a few samples but you just cant tell if its Teak, Blackwood, Brushbox or none of these. Anyone have any clues, Brad was kind enough to give me a link to a pic of a restored AWA R27
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Your help on this is appreciated.

Cheers
Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:52:36 PM on 20 May 2010.
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 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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I've always assumed that veneer was Tasmanian blackwood, but I'm often wrong Smile
I thought for sure someone here would know 100% either way.
I guess you're best bet would be taking the cabinet along with you to a veneer supplier for proper identification, and so they know what type of cut you're after.
In a pinch. I guess you could Qld maple & stain it the appropriate colour.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:57:44 PM on 20 May 2010.
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Actually. I was just looking at Briggs Veneer site, and it could be blackbean?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:32:54 PM on 23 May 2010.
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Yeah I thought someone here would have known as well. Guess I'm on the wrong site for information like this. Thanks for your help. Blackwood and blackbean were two from briggs that were close as was teak but I found out yesterday that it may well be walnut. So I'm still trying to find out what it actually was.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:06:16 PM on 23 May 2010.
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Walnut is probably closer to the mark. I am not sure what the lighter coloured timber is but it could be anything from maple to kauri pine.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:59:29 AM on 28 May 2010.
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It very well could be a specific cut or species of walnut too.
That particular veneer was commonly used in conjunction with "Qld walnut" (with distinctive dark & light stripes) on all sorts of art deco furniture.
I'm guessing the stripey stuff was cut from the log length ways, so this could be the same species, but cut from around the circumfrence of the darker rings?


 
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