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Forum topic by WakaWaka posted 10-10-2016 12:57 PM 532 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2016 12:57 PM

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I am building a jewelry box for my sisters wedding. I have a nice piece of Bubinga I am going to use for the front and back. Does anyone have any suggestions for the sides that would match nicely with the Bubinga. I really like contrasting woods so I don’t want to use the Bubinga all the way around. I was thinking something like Canary wood, lighter in color. I will be using dovetail joints if that helps.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thank You!

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 01:01 PM

Canary would be nice if you can find a piece with all of coloring. Or one of the figured maples; birds eye, curly, ambrosia.

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 10:00 PM

Waka, I agree with Scott that maple would look good. You might also look at white oak. Here is a box I did using these two woods. Wenge would make a great accent wood IMO. HTH

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 04:01 AM

Thanks for the replies. Really appreciated. I think I am going to with the birds eye maple.

Thank you again for the help.

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