|Forum topic by Michael James||posted 05-18-2010 at 01:49 PM||757 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-18-2010 at 01:49 PM
I’ve made a few projects over the last three years – all in Red Oak – but now it’s time to move on. I’m going to be building a widescreen TV cabinet from Woodsmith:
I know I’m going to use Ash for the bulk of it but instead of staining the top and bottom, I’d like to use a more elegant wood like walnut or cherry. That’s what I can’t decide – what wood should I use?
I’ve read the FWW article about contrast but still think that walnut would look nice on the top and bottom and maybe put some dowel pins in the doors but not having ever worked with the wood, I’m not 100% sure about it. My other thought was cherry – the red tones it will eventually be would be pretty cool in my mind.
So, I thought I would get some other thoughts. What do you think? Walnut, cherry, or something else?
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