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Forum topic by ClammyBallz posted 02-22-2017 08:37 PM 1687 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClammyBallz

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02-22-2017 08:37 PM

Last year, I made a cabinet out of oak with flat walnut panels for the doors. I wasn’t sure how it would sell, but it didn’t last long on the floor. Once I get caught up, I’d like to make a couple more cabinets with contrasting woods. The next one I get too will be a walnut cabinet with curly maple doors.

What are some of the wood combos you have used together or found to compliment each other?


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#1 posted 02-22-2017 08:48 PM

First, nice looking cabinet. I like cherry and walnut combos.

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 09:03 PM

Yes, pretty much any wood mated with walnut. Maple on the other end of the spectrum where a lighter accent wood is wanted.

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 09:51 PM

Ash and Purpleheart for me

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 10:31 PM

Clammy, I really like buginga and white oak. Here is an example.

-- Art

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 10:57 PM

I like cherry and maple together. Walnut and white oak also work well together.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 11:08 PM

My favorite combo is Walnut and Birdseye Maple. I also like Purple heart and Yellow heart together.

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#7 posted 02-22-2017 11:15 PM

I’m just wrapping up a keepsake box made from curly maple and padauk. While it sounds pretty stark, I’m please with the way it looks. I haven’t posted a finished photo in my project gallery yet but here it is during finishing:

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#8 posted 02-22-2017 11:26 PM

Im working some sapele and cherry right now. If i would have just left them alone and not tried to get cute i think they wouldve looked great together.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 02-23-2017 01:31 AM

I make small boxes and I like oak and walnut together but cedar and maple sells best. Walnut and cedar, I do not like nor do I like cedar and oak together.

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#10 posted 02-23-2017 01:35 AM

For me it doesn’t get better than walnut and maple. I love them together.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 02-23-2017 01:35 AM

Everything I’ve ever made: Black Walnut / Flame Maple, just love them together.

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#12 posted 02-23-2017 01:39 AM

Walnut and Jatoba…. the jatoba is so hard though. Here’s a bed I made. The jatoba is the reddish wood in the bedhead. It also has some maple in it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 02-23-2017 02:03 AM

I like Wenge and Zebra wood

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#14 posted 02-23-2017 02:12 AM

Maple and walnut or mahogany:

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#15 posted 02-23-2017 02:25 AM

Honey Locust and Walnut.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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