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Joined: Jul 6 2005

Hi all. I have been lurking here for years (at least 5) and have just now joined your group. I joined Lotta Livin about 6 months ago and they were my first forum ever. I am still learning the ropes and do more lurking than posting.
Anyway, I have been reading about the paneling in the Eichlers for ever and have moved into a house that has one room paneled. Can anyone tell me what kind of wood this is? The panels look like they are 1/2 or 3/4 inch. Just curious if this is the same stuff that was used in eichlers (just a little thicker).


Joined: Oct 10 2003

you know, i'd be able to tell alot better if those eames chairs werent in the way. why dont you send them over to my house, and then we can get a better look at them walls ;)

welcome to the Lounge!

Joined: Jun 28 2003


I am not an expert with wood, but my first glances say walnut.

You want to pay a carpenter come take a look at it.


Joined: Dec 14 2003

It looks walnutty to me too. It's hard to tell the real color from a photo, but it probably isn't mahogany. It's gorgeous, whatever it is.

Joined: Mar 20 2003

very hard to say from the distance but this looks very similar like the "phillipine mohagony" that we have in our eichler

Joined: Jul 6 2005

Thanks for the responses. I have tried to look at as many pics of your Eichlers paneling as I could but found nothing definitive. Not that big a deal, it's just not knowing that kind of bugs ya you know?

Joined: Mar 22 2003

Welcome to the community! What a lovely room. Not bad furniture either. Drool.

You may also want to check out the article on Eichler wood paneling that we have posted on the home page of this site, in case you have not seen it yet--buy you may have by now. Another place to go for lots of Eichler photos - esp interiors, is Stephanie Raphael's site in So CA. at

She is an RE agent and keeps a house gallery of photos up. Great place to go for decorating ideas - though from the looks of things you don't need any help in that area.


Joined: Jul 6 2005

Not sure how I missed the article you pointed out on the home page but I did. Lots of good information and it looks very much like what I have here (although like many of you said, hard to tell from a distance). Unless I hear different I think I'll just call it philippine mahogany.
Kind of wood overload in this room with the floors and all and talk about dark, there are only two skylights in the ceiling (no windows) that help a bunch with one wall having white vertical blinds hiding storage shelves.
Thanks again for the input.

Joined: Jan 4 2004

From the grain, (I am looking only at the pattern) I am quite sure that this is birch veneer paneling.


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