Contrasting Woods


Tyler Treat
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Straight grained redwood, maybe? Often the contrast in grain pattern creates enough visual impact. If you want more of a color contrast, my personal feeling would be to lean toward a darker wood. I'm not that familiar with how redwood ages, but keep color changes over time in mind.

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Wenge, rift or quartersawn.  Hard maple, clear and straight-grained.  Either way, darker or lighter, it should not have much visual interest since you want the curly wood to be the star of the show.

 

BTW...it's an APRON, not a skirt. B)

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Welcome to the forums Tyler.  I agree with the above that you don't want it competing with the top..  If you want to go dark Peruvian Walnut would be a good choice.  Not as dark as the wenge but, not nearly as expensive either..

 

Good luck, we look forward to seeing it.

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thanks for the suggestions guys. been busy with a move. but how about ash? would that be a viable light contrast?

The color would be fine, but ash has fairly prominent grain that I think would serve as a distraction from the top. I'd suggest maple or birch (may not find in solid lumber) if you want to go light.

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The color would be fine, but ash has fairly prominent grain that I think would serve as a distraction from the top. I'd suggest maple or birch (may not find in solid lumber) if you want to go light.

i like the maple idea. i might go for that. maybe laminate several together for the legs.

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