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Forum topic by bigbullets posted 553 days ago 589 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bigbullets

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553 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cherry question arts and crafts

hey guys,

starting to build a desk for my daughter and the legs call for laminated cherry to make the 2 1/4 square cherry legs. I have a bunch of lyptus I bought for cheap that is already 2 1/4 thick. how would that look with cherry will be used in the rest of the project? all thoughts are welcome

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 552 days ago

I have used Lyptus with Bubinga. The Lyptus had a light pink ‘tinge’ to it and the Bubinga was a darker pinkish/ red color. I placed the two woods next to each other and I also finished two samples and compared them. I would suggest doing the same. Some Lyptus is very light in color. Cherry can darken with age and sunlight exposure. Good luck.

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#2 posted 547 days ago

I got a board of lyptus. Part of it was a nifty looking reddish/pink color. However the poor were long and deep, much like oak. I would think that the grain pattern of lyptus wouldn’t mesh well with cherry.

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#3 posted 547 days ago

Contrasting colors in a piece can make a project really cool, or not, just have to put the two woods side by side and look at them.

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#4 posted 547 days ago

I think it depends mostly on the design. Maybe using some Liptus on other parts of the desk, such as handles or small details, will help pull it together. I would suggest filling the grain on the Liptus, for the reason Purrmaster points out.

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