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What type of wood is this?

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Im working on restoring a back bar I inherited.  I am going to possibly need to buy a few pieces to fix this and do not know what type of wood it is.  I have stripped and started sanding it already.  My goal is to be able to consistently stain it and I don't want to have to fight having different types of wood.  This is my first post and I appreciate any help that could be provided. What type of wood is this? Also, is it normal for the old red stain to keep coming out in small spots?

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I'd guess birch. If you live near a hardwood dealer, go there with something from the project...

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Tulip poplar makes a lot more sense than birch. I've heard tulip poplar called poor man's cherry multiple times. I found it entertaining mostly because the price for cherry wasn't that much different.

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5 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

Tulip poplar makes a lot more sense than birch. I've heard tulip poplar called poor man's cherry multiple times. I found it entertaining mostly because the price for cherry wasn't that much different.

I live where TP abounds and Cherry was traditionally rare. I suspect that is a holdover from transportation costs of long ago. 

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