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Forum topic by ADHDan posted 01-22-2014 02:37 PM 749 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2014 02:37 PM

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I picked up some sweet gum in a stack of pallet wood and used it to make a play table for my two year old daughter:

The problem is, I’ve run out of sweet gum and I need to make two chairs to go with the table. Apparently it’s not very easy to find sweet gum in Minnesota, so I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for a wood species/dye combination that might look kind of like the sweet gum grain. The finish on the table is just polyurethane. Thanks!

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 03:37 PM

Elm? Sycamore?

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 04:08 PM

Some walnut might look good with it.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 04:35 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve been considering walnut; I actually do have some sweetgum left over, perhaps I’ll use it for the chair seats and walnut for the rest.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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