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Repwood, pressed-wood, what is the difference?

Repwood was used in early radio (and other wood cabinets) for speaker grille work, decorative trim, badges or in some cases complete cabinets. In simple terms, it's just sawdust and glue pressed into a mold to create the finished product.

A good example of this can be seen in the decorative badge and escutcheons used on the Radiola 21 (pictured above).

Pressed-wood is quite different, it too is used to make radio cabinets and other wood items such as picture frames and trim work. It consist of multiple layers of very thin wood veneers that has been treated and pressed into a mold.

A example of a radio cabinet front panel made using pressed wood is the Radiola 48.

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