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Forum topic by Credo posted 01-31-2008 03:39 AM 1593 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2008 03:39 AM

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Good day everyone,

I’m wondering if I could get some suggestions on woods for a Jewelry box. My girlfriend loves Purpleheart, so I thought of using this as the accent wood. Here’s where I was hoping to get your help.

I’m wondering what I could use as my main material that would compliment the purpleheart…. I was thinking cherry, or maybe even maple.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 01-31-2008 03:58 AM

I haven’t used Purpleheart myself, but on projects I have seen It’s a great contrast with Maple.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#2 posted 01-31-2008 08:22 AM

USC Jeff Posted a similar Blog a while back. This is how I answered him:

It really depends on if you want “flashy” contrasting colors or more subtle matching colors. For the “wow” factor my favorite combination has been Birdseye Maple and Purple Heart, and highly figured Mahogany:

For A more subtle contrast I will use Maple and Cherry.

Another wood which I really like is Madrone. It seems to go with almost anything (and if it grows locally, it is easy to find in firewood.)

Just look at lots of projects and see what combinations look best. It is just preference.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 01-31-2008 02:18 PM

Purpleheart adn figured maple.

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#4 posted 02-01-2008 03:38 AM

Cherry after it ages is a nice subtle combination with purpleheart.

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#5 posted 02-01-2008 04:12 AM

Here’s another vote for Birdseye Maple I did this a couple of years ago:

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