Originally Posted by Brian Corrigan
Paul is too kind - but here I am.
Originally Posted by Paul Downes
I made a G&G frame a few years ago out of Lyptus. Although it finishes beautifully and looks great, it has a lot of movement in the grain for a G&G piece. (note - I was very careful on this piece to pick through the pile for the quietest, straight grained wood)
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I am currently working on some G&G tables, also in Lyptus - however, they are going to a church that already has a number of my G&G pieces in Lyptus and they need to match.
I recently picked up some ribbon mahogany to build a couple of G&G inspired small boxes. I'm anxious to see how they turn out. The long and short of it is this; choose the wood you think best fits for your intended use/customer. If you want to stay true to the style, then mahogany is the only real way to go. However, if you are not trying to build a replica, go with your own taste. I've seen some very good G&G 'inspired' work in other woods like cherry. Stay away from wild grain oak, ash, etc.
Best of luck with the piece and be sure to post lots of pics!
Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 04-24-2010 at 08:07 PM.
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