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Forum topic by DrJosh posted 10-29-2011 05:30 AM 1875 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2011 05:30 AM

I love to pair 2 contrasting woods in a project. This can give wonderful visual effects…subtle or dramatic. However, I’ve always done this with hardwoods. I’m curious if anyone has paired pine with another wood in a project. What are your suggestions for a nice complimentary woods to use in a project with pine?


-- Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 07:00 AM

Pine seldom gets any respect…........

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 04:50 PM

I’ve paired pine with oak in the fireplace

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 05:47 PM

I use pine as a “chameleon” since it stains (and paints) so well. Sometimes it is the lightest wood of a blend, but other times I make it the darkest (or other) of the mix.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 05:53 PM


-- M.K.

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 06:28 PM

Two examples of Pine and Mahogony.
.......................................... Pine and cedar looks good also, In my opinion, and they are both softwoods.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 07:56 PM

I think pine and sassafras look good together.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 09:02 PM

Pine and Black Cherry is amazing.. my mother in-law has a bedroom set, sorry I don’t have pictures.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#8 posted 10-31-2011 09:04 PM

My desk clock is SYP and walnut scraps. It looks fantastic… Will post photos later…

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#9 posted 11-02-2011 02:48 AM

I made this cribbage board with pine, trimmed with sapele and oak dowels…i loved the complementing colors

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 11-04-2011 05:46 PM

Yew. It is also, like pine, a softwood. A soft contrast.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 11-05-2011 05:30 AM

Thanks everyone. I love the many examples of pine paired with various woods. I will very likely try some of these combinations myself in future projects.

-- Nashville, TN

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