Curly Maple Bead around Mahogany drawer??

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Forum topic by Ampeater posted 02-28-2009 04:44 PM 1199 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2009 04:44 PM

I am designing a Hall Table. It will be made from mahogany and I want to put a 3/16” bead around the edge of the drawer. I am thinking of using some curly maple for the bead.

I am also making the top using a waterfall bubinga veneered panel with mahogany framed around the veneered panel. On the inside edge of the 1-1/2” wide frame there will be a 1/8” thick piece of curly maple, a 1/8” piece of mahogany, and another piece of 1/8” curly maple.

I would like to know what you think of this combination of mahogany and maple. Does anyone have any photos of such a combination?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 05:39 PM

Sounds like an appealing combination. I don’t have any photos , but I’ve worked with all three woods and sometimes in combination on small boxes. Many woods work well with mahogany. Possibly a small mock up of one edge of the bead and mahogany would show you more? I look forward to seeing your table.

good luck,

-- Greg, CT

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 07:24 PM

Bubinga sapwood is white and the contrast looks good when left in a piece such as this one

This piece below is the other way around…curly maple with an african mahogany trim and base.

Good luck with your project.

-- Allen, Milwaukee, WI

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