|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 02-14-2015 03:09 AM||1153 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-14-2015 03:09 AM
I have always been the most fond of furniture styles that are NOT made all from the same wood.
I really liked the mid-century modern oak and walnut combination back in the day. Lot’s of modern European/Danish etc. styles include contrasting lighter and darker woods.
I wanted to get some guidance on some alternative darker woods that will contrast well with the most readily available lighter woods such as cherry and maple. (and around here in NC, hickory and poplar)
The go-to example of a darker-but-nowhere-near-black wood for me is Walnut. I like it, but would like to explore some other similarly toned woods. Sapele seems like one possibility. Almost everything else seems to be “unobtanium”, and is priced way higher, like way more than $10/bd foot. (mahogany, bubinga, and other even more exotic woods)
Do you usually just use stain to get contrast in your designs? Or are there some other reasonably priced alternative moderately darker woods that I’m missing?
If you go the stain route, what are the best “bang for your buck” woods for showing nice grain pattern after staining?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.