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Old 10-26-2018, 12:01 PM   #1
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Cabinet wood type in 2014 Tiffin Phaeton

Anybody know what type of wood this is? English Chestnut is the stain.. trying to build some custom shelving that matches.

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The brochure shows you got a choice between Medium Alderwood and English Chestnut stains that year, but finding the actual wood used is not so easy.

https://tiffinmotorhomes-rcgarkskyk9...chure-2014.pdf
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Tiffin uses Alder for all their cabinet fronts then stains it to it's final color. For English Chestnut you need Minwax #233 stain.
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Just call Tiffin and they'll tell you. I don't know for sure, but in all their Buses they use cherry. I've built a number of cabinets for our 2008 and then 2013 Bus and checked with the cabinet shop before I did. Their response was always the same...Cherry. I don't recall them saying they used alder when taking the plant tour except in the last year or two. A good cabinet maker or woodworker should be able to take a look at a door or drawer front and tell you too.
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It's alder although you could probably use popular as well. Either wood takes stain well.
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Tiffin uses Alder for all their cabinet fronts then stains it to it's final color. For English Chestnut you need Minwax #233 stain.
Sweet, I'm keeping this one for future reference!
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