|Forum topic by Wstein||posted 10-09-2015 04:21 AM||868 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-09-2015 04:21 AM
I am in the initial design/vison quest for a new dining room table and buffet/side board thing-a-bob. I am deciding on the woods and colors for them. The wife unit has said she wants a light top/ dark base. I have decided on ribbon sapele for my top and am leaning towards a espresso/black colored base for both. The sapele has a nice golden/reddish color when finished with some Danish oil and a top coat. The base I am considering what type of wood and how it is going to be finished. I am thinking just using poplar with a good stain or a coat of paint.
Do you guys think poplar is ok, or should I look at another wood. I did consider pine, but I want something harder to help resist dents and dings. I don’t feel oak is justified if I am going to stain/paint it black. Maybe maple if I can find some cheap enough.
All so, I ordered the sapele from woodworkers source and it is being shipped to me from Az. How long should I let it sit to acclimate to the humidity her in Fl? I was going to set it aside for at least a month.
Any who thanks in advance.
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