|Forum topic by gpeau||posted 06-07-2010 07:52 PM||1090 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-07-2010 07:52 PM
I’m building a picture frame for my father’s bday at the beginning of July and I’m curious what you’d recommend for the types of hardwood. My dad has a ‘68 Mustang – GT 500 Fastback that is cherry red with the white racing stripes on the sides. I bought a old magazine ad on eBay from ‘68, with his Mustang featured and am planning on building a frame around it made of some cherry colored wood, with light/white(ish) wood inlays similar to the striping on the car.
So, my question to you is what type of wood do you recommend to closely match the colors?
Cherry seems like an obvious type, but most of the Cherry projects I’ve seen aren’t atcually that bright of a red. I was thinking Padauk seems to be the right color, but the more I read about Padauk seems as though it browns after a year or so.
I have a bunch of Maple which I could use fore inlays…it doesn’t have to be a perfect white and I’d rather use a lighter natural wood color than paint the white, but am open to any recommendations.
Here’s a link to pics of a similar mustang with the cherry red w/ white stripes:
And while I’m asking questions…what finish would you recommend?
Thanks for your feedback!