|Forum topic by Jeff_in_KCMO||posted 218 days ago||526 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
218 days ago
I picked up a nice slab of spalted maple last summer at a local mill, it was a deal I couldn’t pass up, and I’ve decided to use it as a floating top to an entertainment center I’m building. It’s not really nice enough to make veneer for those of you who are going to yell about wasting a good piece of wood.
Once I put a straight edge on one side the board is only 14” wide. I need it to be 20” wide, so I am ripping it into 10” and 4” wide boards, and I am joining a 6” wide accent board in between.
Here is an image of what i want to do.
My question is regarding what species of wood I can use for the accent board? As you can see in the picture, I plan on finishing the accent with a red high gloss lacquer, so I’m not really concerned about using a nice figured wood or anything like that.
Will I run into problems if I glue in a piece of poplar, or does it need to be something like oak for stability?