Inlaying Curly Maple, what would be best?

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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 07-10-2016 06:23 AM 454 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2016 06:23 AM

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Hey all,
So I am making a jewelry box, each side is curly maple bordered by genuine Mahogany and Walnut. I want to inlay a name or pattern into the top but I have no clue what would look best. I am considering Turquoise, walnut, brass, and silver. What do you think would look best?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#1 posted 07-10-2016 05:59 PM

Turquoise always looks nice and is pretty common. Brass will be low contrast against the maple, I would pass. Silver could be nice for a name, depending on the overall design. Walnut is high contrast and would look nice since there is already walnut in the box.

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#2 posted 07-10-2016 06:54 PM

Put me down for Walnut because of contrast and I like how it looks

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