LumberJocks

All Replies on Mixing two wood types, what's your favorite?

  • Advertise with us
View ClammyBallz's profile

Mixing two wood types, what's your favorite?

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


25 replies so far

View mrbob's profile

mrbob

182 posts in 1181 days


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

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

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

3222 posts in 1834 days


#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.

View jtdon's profile

jtdon

29 posts in 1119 days


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

Ash and Purpleheart for me

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

3266 posts in 2869 days


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

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

-- Art

View Paul Mayer's profile

Paul Mayer

1089 posts in 3677 days


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

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

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3980 days


#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.

View BrettLuna's profile

BrettLuna

70 posts in 1174 days


#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

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

18032 posts in 3618 days


#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.

View Jim Finn's profile

Jim Finn

2782 posts in 3534 days


#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 Lubbock Texas

View firefighterontheside's profile

firefighterontheside

20750 posts in 2469 days


#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.

View RubberDuc's profile

RubberDuc

45 posts in 1138 days


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

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

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

3102 posts in 4050 days


#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.

View 000's profile

000

2859 posts in 1511 days


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

I like Wenge and Zebra wood

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

8813 posts in 3189 days


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

Maple and walnut or mahogany:

View Combo Prof's profile

Combo Prof

4003 posts in 1890 days


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

Honey Locust and Walnut.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

View ArtMann's profile

ArtMann

1464 posts in 1428 days


#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.

View PPK's profile

PPK

1645 posts in 1421 days


#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

View Combo Prof's profile

Combo Prof

4003 posts in 1890 days


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

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

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3980 days


#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.

View Combo Prof's profile

Combo Prof

4003 posts in 1890 days


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

It does sort of look like the red metal.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

View Marcial's profile

Marcial

179 posts in 1158 days


#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.

View mahdee's profile

mahdee

4291 posts in 2380 days


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

My most favorite is walnut and cherry combo.

-- earthartandfoods.com

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

8364 posts in 3988 days


#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....

View BulldogLouisiana's profile

BulldogLouisiana

326 posts in 1752 days


#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.

View cracknpop's profile

cracknpop

386 posts in 2961 days


#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com