|Forum topic by Millo||posted 06-11-2013 02:51 PM||1237 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-11-2013 02:51 PM
I am getting ready to make the dresser/changing table from Wood magazine that many Lumberjocks have made, like this one:
I am thinking of using B2 maple plywood with some solid cherry and maple parts. The cherry I got, and have roughed out almost all the cherry parts. Now, on to the maple. I still don’t have it..wait, I do have hard maple, but what I got I am saving for the crib, which I plan to build mostly, possibly entirely (I assume I’ll have to modify some things to account for movement) from solid stock.
So, the question is:
I plan to use solid maple for the top and drawer fronts. I think soft maples are generally A LITTLE BIT lighter-colored than hard maple used for plywood. Red maple is about a dollar cheaper than hard maple where I am. So, I was wondering, is red maple a good match? MY ASSUMPTION IS THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT DISTRACTING ENOUGH THAT THE PROJECT WILL LOOK THREE-TONED. I am right?