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Type of Wood Used to Make a Mersman Table

I bought a Merman end table today from a thrift store and I want to know what type of wood it is. How can I find out?


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December 2, 20180 found this helpful

Can you please post a picture? Include the numbers on the bottom.

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December 2, 20180 found this helpful

In the cimpanys Own words, they used brown mahogany, plain burl, rotary cut and butt-jointed walnut, rosewood, blistered maple, birds-eye maple, zebra veneers, ebony, redwood burls, satinwood and Russian oak.

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December 3, 20180 found this helpful

Mersman used many types of wood for all of their furniture so it would be difficult to tell you what type you have even with pictures. Occasionally a table made of mahogany is easy to recognize but other woods may look similar and Mersman also many times used several different woods in one table.


  • Here is a link to some history about Mersman company/furniture that may be of help. Types of wood used is in this article.
  • Since you say you have an end table you can check out listings on eBay and maybe find a similar one or even one like you have. This link is to presently listed items and shows the asking prices from sellers (asking prices usually have very little to do with value). You will find that most sellers do not know what type of wood their tables are made of (not shown in their listings) and even if they state/show a wood type (other than mahogany) they may not be correct. Most of these listings will also be for local pick up only as shipping is a big expense and adds to the cost of the table.
  • Here is a link to tables that were recently sold on eBay so you can check for your table here also. These prices show somewhat true value as it does show what someone was willing to pay for these tables.
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  • If you would like to post pictures someone may be able to add more information.
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