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Mixing two wood types, what's your favorite?

by ClammyBallz
posted 02-22-2017 08:37 PM


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mrbob

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 08:48 PM

First, nice looking cabinet. I like cherry and walnut combos.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 09:03 PM

Yes, pretty much any wood mated with walnut. Maple on the other end of the spectrum where a lighter accent wood is wanted.

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jtdon

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 09:51 PM

Ash and Purpleheart for me

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 10:31 PM

Clammy, I really like buginga and white oak. Here is an example.

-- Art

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 10:57 PM

I like cherry and maple together. Walnut and white oak also work well together.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 11:08 PM

My favorite combo is Walnut and Birdseye Maple. I also like Purple heart and Yellow heart together.

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#7 posted 02-22-2017 11:15 PM

I’m just wrapping up a keepsake box made from curly maple and padauk. While it sounds pretty stark, I’m please with the way it looks. I haven’t posted a finished photo in my project gallery yet but here it is during finishing:

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#8 posted 02-22-2017 11:26 PM

Im working some sapele and cherry right now. If i would have just left them alone and not tried to get cute i think they wouldve looked great together.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 02-23-2017 01:31 AM

I make small boxes and I like oak and walnut together but cedar and maple sells best. Walnut and cedar, I do not like nor do I like cedar and oak together.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 02-23-2017 01:35 AM

For me it doesn’t get better than walnut and maple. I love them together.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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RubberDuc

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#11 posted 02-23-2017 01:35 AM

Everything I’ve ever made: Black Walnut / Flame Maple, just love them together.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 02-23-2017 01:39 AM

Walnut and Jatoba…. the jatoba is so hard though. Here’s a bed I made. The jatoba is the reddish wood in the bedhead. It also has some maple in it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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000

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#13 posted 02-23-2017 02:03 AM

I like Wenge and Zebra wood

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#14 posted 02-23-2017 02:12 AM

Maple and walnut or mahogany:

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#15 posted 02-23-2017 02:25 AM

Honey Locust and Walnut.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#16 posted 02-23-2017 02:35 AM

A friend of mine recently completed a project using a combination of walnut and spalted pecan. I really liked that combination.

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#17 posted 02-23-2017 09:09 PM

Kind of similar to Artmann above, I like Walnut and Hickory the most. (some people call hickory Pecan, though I’m pretty sure they are different)

Anyone noticing a theme here?? (WALNUT goes with anything)

I also like blood wood for making pegs/accents. Way nicer looking than purple heart, IMO.

-- Pete

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Combo Prof

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#18 posted 02-23-2017 09:18 PM

I like white ash and copper (oh wait coppers not a wood.)

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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papadan

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#19 posted 02-23-2017 09:42 PM



I like white ash and copper (oh wait coppers not a wood.)

- Combo Prof


Don, try a little Padouk. looks like copper. LOL I like old growth Zebra by itself, because it looks like walnut and Maple together.

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Combo Prof

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#20 posted 02-23-2017 11:10 PM

It does sort of look like the red metal.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#21 posted 02-24-2017 05:37 AM

Cherry seems to go with most woods- walnut, oak, purple heart, maple. I love purple heart as an accent.

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#22 posted 02-24-2017 11:16 AM

My most favorite is walnut and cherry combo.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#23 posted 02-24-2017 11:52 AM

Curly maple and padauk are pretty cool together.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#24 posted 02-24-2017 01:53 PM



Kind of similar to Artmann above, I like Walnut and Hickory the most. (some people call hickory Pecan, though I m pretty sure they are different)

- PPK

Pecan is a type of hickory. I think there are 11 or so types of hickory found in the US.

-- There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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#25 posted 02-26-2017 04:01 AM

While I do like walnut with maple or cherry, I especially like walnut with quarter sawn sycamore…

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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