|Forum topic by mnorusis||posted 03-05-2010 06:42 PM||1885 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-05-2010 06:42 PM
I’m planning a desktop and floating shelves for our home office and light wood has been requested. I think we’ve settled on Curly Maple.
While I’ve read some stuff online about hard vs. soft curly maple, I’d like to hear anyone’s thoughts about the difference.
I’ve only worked with soft curly maple before. When finished, I really like how it shines/shimmers in different light angles. Does hard do that more or less or is it really just dependent on the board itself?
Also, is one easier to finish than the other? (I think I’ve settled on rock hard table top varnish for the desktop piece).
Any other info/advice anyone has is greatly appreciated as always!