I had planned to make some bedroom furniture from Cherry.
But the plans changed since we bought a temporary dresser from Ikea that has a white stain finish and my wife like it better than cherry because it goes well with the hickory hardwood floors and yellow walls.
I am still doing the bed in Cherry because the style probably won’t look right in white.
I am thinking to use cherry for the tops of the dressers and rest white stain. So I am looking for a wood that will look good with white stain on it. I am thinking the stain will be somewhat transparent so the wood grain will show through. My thoughts right now are white ash or white oak.
-- Joel, Encinitas, CA