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09-27-2015 08:11 PM

Hello everybody, I’m new here, and I’m in the process of building a table with this beautiful piece of waterfall bubinga. However, the piece I have is quite small… it’s 9.5” x 23.5” so I was going to frame it with another wood. I’ve attached a picture indicating the dimensions I think I’m going to go for. The total for this design would end up being 20.5” x 30”.

What wood would you recommend as the framing wood? I want it to help accent the Bubinga, but I want it to be a beautiful wood in its own right. The cost of the wood is not an issue. I want the colors to complement each other well. I just really need some help getting a plan.

Any and all suggestions welcome.

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 09:33 PM

Taxi, welcome to LJ.

I like the look of bubinga and white oak with an oil finish as can be seen here. It also looks good with the wenge. This tray substituted maple for the oak and a water base finish to maximize the color contrast.

I might be a bit biased about these combinations because I put them together, but I am certain that I am not the first or last person to do so. :)

Please post pix of your completed project.

-- Art

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