I have a potential customer who is interested in a kitchen made to closely match a piece of furniture that she has. I would guess that the furniture piece is from the 60's, and she believes it to be made of pecan. It is light to medium brown in color, with little darker flecks throughout. I am not sure if the flecks are a characteristic of that particular wood, or if it is part of the finish, but I have seen this before on similar pieces of furniture. I know that hickory and pecan are said to be interchangeable, but the hickory that I can get does not match very well, courser texture, and not as tight grained. Any input would be appreciated.
(Furniture Making Forum)
From contributor R:
The speckles are in the finish. I have seen a lot of furniture similar to your description that was ash.