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Forum topic by AaronK posted 03-23-2010 02:55 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2010 02:55 PM

I’m redesigning my blanket chest to have a mahogany frame with cherry panels. A problem Ive run into is that I want:

1. the center panel (of 3) should be somewhat wider than the two panels on either side. about 12” and 9” wide, respectively (including the part embedded in the frame).

2. i want to bookmatch some nice cherry boards to fit.

3. the nicest, curliest board should go in the center panel

4. but said curliest prettiest board is only 6” wide in rough sawn form.

of course, all the other more plan boards are 7-8” wide. d’oh. any ideas on how to make this work?

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 04:01 PM

Resaw and bookmatch all the panels.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 04:03 PM

i plan on doing that… but i wanted the prettiest stuff in the middle panel.

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