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Forum topic by I_Need_More_Lumber posted 03-09-2017 04:48 AM 499 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2017 04:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question bubinga

So as the title says, I’m looking a for another species of lumber to contrast with Bubinga. I’m looking to make the Bubinga as my dark and I need a light lumber to go with it.

I’m open to hearing darker lumber to go with Bubinga, but I’d prefer a light lumber.

What do you guys think of Bubinga with Maple?

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 05:43 AM

You may wish to go to the website and select the library button. This will give you access to a variety of woods. Click on a species and you will see its’ color.

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 11:47 AM

I think you can check this website to see different colors in chart:

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 12:10 PM

I love it. the gold hue is due to the use of Garnet shellac I used for the french polish.

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 02:14 PM

I’ve used red oak and maple with bubinga and they both look good.

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 02:17 PM

I like cherry, not that a big contrast but looks good IMO

Really depends on the bubinga, ie. burl, or flatsawn or what?

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 11:29 PM

I like white oak with bubinga an example of which may be seen here.

-- Art

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