I saw some oak furniture on the curbside for the trashman, so I stopped to
Most of it was veneered particle board (oh well) but the drawer sides looked
like oak, so I knocked them out and took them home.
At home I saw that all the wood (1/2") thick had five layers, so I presumed
it was plywood. I cut the dovetails off and sanded it up and got thoroughly
confused. There are five layer and they are too regular to be natural, so
it must be plywood; but it sanded up like real wood and takes a close look
to see that it isn't.
It looks like plywood made of 5 layers of oak, but that is silly; why would
they make plywood out of oak. Any idea what I have here? It will be fine
for drawers, but I would like to know what it is.
I also got a nice oak 3 panel mirror my wife wants to put in the dining
room, so it wasn't a total loss.