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Forum topic by Shay posted 06-06-2008 06:47 PM 1461 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2008 06:47 PM

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What would you recommend as a contrast wood for Oak? I’m making Craftsman style trim for my windows and for the Casing Fiillet I wanted to use something other then oak. I was thinking Cherry but thought I’d get some outside opinions.


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#1 posted 06-06-2008 06:58 PM

Cherry is not bad, after a few years when it darkens. I like to mix white oak and walnut. Wenge is also nice, but a little pricey for trim work.

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 07:23 PM

Another wood you might consider is butternut, if it is available in your area.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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