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Old 11-30-2021, 05:52 PM   #1
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Phaeton 2018 - cabinet wood type

I am trying to identify the type of wood used to construct the cabinets in my 2018 40IH. Talked to several Tiffin support technicians with no luck. They referred me to the custom cabinet guy listed on their website but that company refuses to answer the phone nor will they return a voicemail message. It seems to be poplar wood but the grain is tighter than what I usually see in poplar. Anybody know?
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thank you so much. Itís cherry - I shouldíve known that! With the glazed finish, it just didnít occur to me. I have several planks and turning blanks of it in my shop. Iím a wood craft hobbyist. I used to do furniture and cabinet work but now prefer the creative outlet afforded by my wood lathes.

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They also use a lot of Alder. I did some modifications to one of my cabinets and had to get Alder, along with staying from Tiffin, and the match is near perfect.
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They also use a lot of Alder. I did some modifications to one of my cabinets and had to get Alder, along with staying from Tiffin, and the match is near perfect.


Stupid auto-correct, it should have stated I got my stain from Tiffin
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Thatís good to know. Thank you.

I have alder stored in my shop too. Comparing the two, I do believe it is cherry in my rig. Iím rather certain it is cherry with a clear sealer - maybe shellac - then glazed.

Yes - I saw that autoincorrect got you!
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I do believe that we have some cherry in the coach as well. If you match the grain you will know. My brother used to make furniture and as soon as he walked into our Phaeton he said he couldn't believe some of the woodwork was cherry. I love the woodwork in the coach except in the fall when I go through from front to rear and dust/clean it
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And wipe with Liquid Gold. It really helps to get/keep the finish looking great. I do woodworking as well, and quality cabinets was a requirement for me.
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