|Forum topic by BTimmons||posted 74 days ago||575 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
74 days ago
I’m going to be making a revised version of the jewelry box I did for my wife. The response has been overwhelmingly positive wherever I’ve shown it, and I’m hoping that this go around I can sell one.
I’m going to be using paduak again for the top, front, and sides. The rear panel will be cherry, in order to conserve exotic material, and no one looks at the back anyway. What I’m struggling with is what wood to use for the accent pieces. The original had wenge for the legs and pulls, but I don’t want to bother with that again because now I’m aware of just how toxic it is!
So the paduak I found has some GORGEOUS figure, with lovely dark mineral streaks throughout. I can’t decide whether I should use some walnut, keeping with the original color scheme, or highly figured maple. Artistically, I can’t decide whether I should allow the legs and pulls to be more subdued and let the paduak speak for itself, or should I just go all Spinal Tap and crank it up to 11 with the maple?
Here’s a shot of the maple, walnut, and paduak together with a bit of mineral spirits.
What would you do?
-- Brian in Arlington, TX