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Forum topic by Cwestnov posted 11-09-2008 06:47 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cwestnov

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11-09-2008 06:47 AM

My father recently passed away and I now am working on his shadow box so I can display it properly. The flag is your standard military flag. I have completed all my design work, but now I can’t deside on which type of wood to use. I am perhaps just a step above the novice catagory when it comes to woodworking. I am considering using ‘Purpleheart’, but I have never used it before. My experience is primarily with cedar or oak. I am looking for suggestions and maybe some guidence. Thanks for your time everyone.

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum


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#1 posted 11-09-2008 04:07 PM

Check my projects page. I have three flag boxes, Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany. I also have a frame made of Purpleheart, these my give you an idea on which wood to choose.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 11-10-2008 06:31 AM

Thanks for the info Ron, I am leaning more towards cherry…

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 05:23 AM

Maple, Walnut, or Cherry gets my vote. Oak looks great, but the purpose of your box is to display something of great personal importance. Spend the money for something a little bit more.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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