Wood and finish for clothing buttons.

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Forum topic by CJay posted 03-30-2011 07:36 PM 1138 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2011 07:36 PM

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I’ve been asked to make some quite chunky buttons for a friends new jumper.

What are my options for wood and finish? I need something that isn’t going to be affected by regular washing (thankfully doesn’t need to stand against tumble drying). I’d prefer a wood thats fairly easy to get hold of/common.



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#1 posted 03-30-2011 08:01 PM

Hard maple is often used for utility type knife handles. It has a very tight grain. I would imagine it could hold up to the water contact/submersion. Finish would probably have to be something that soaks in rather than lays on the surface such as paint

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