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Forum topic by zombolina posted 06-02-2014 04:56 AM 938 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2014 04:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grain matching panels case goods walnut

Hi All, I’m a beginner and this is my 2nd case good project, the first out of walnut. I wanted to chase the grain around the sides and front. I bought rough lumber and chose the 3 widest boards so I would ply have to use 3.

But after milling, they look like 3 different wood species! I can’t imagine this will make very pretty panels. Where did I go wrong, and how can I make the panels look more cohesive?

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 05:06 AM

That’s all walnut. You just have 2 pieces closer to the outside of the log that have some sapwood mixed in.

You can either a) stain the sapwood so it will blend in (will need to be careful where the sapwood meets the heartwood) or b) buy some new all-heartwood walnut.

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