|Forum topic by Hmlee||posted 07-27-2014 03:50 AM||956 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-27-2014 03:50 AM
I’ve been working on a rather large media console for a while. Originally, I planned on making both shelves of the unit out of elm (top 6/4, bottom 4/4). The bottom shelf went swimmingly, but the top shelf… well turns out some of the elm I bought was more warped than I realized.
So I’ve got 2/3 of a shelf built. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get more elm to finish out the shelf, since it seems to be rather hard to find in Chicago.
So, I’m wondering, would any of the following woods finish to a similar color as the elm / look good in combination with it: basswood, birch, hickory, red oak, lyptus, makore?
(Those are the options available in 6/4 at the place I’d like to go to…)