Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Your go to wood

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779

    Your go to wood

    Been doing something in the last couple days, I know that's dangerous.

    When you make a project for a person or to sale. What is your go to, never fail wood to use. The type that would go with any decor?? Something that would blend in with any trim and furniture type. Fit in to that home you have never been in.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Posts
    3,132
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Been doing something in the last couple days, I know that's dangerous.

    When you make a project for a person or to sale. What is your go to, never fail wood to use. The type that would go with any decor?? Something that would blend in with any trim and furniture type. Fit in to that home you have never been in.
    mine and i know everyone will have a different choise is ash.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Posts
    4,552
    Red Oak
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,828
    White pine and paint.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188
    whatever is on top of the pile.
    Last edited by allen levine; 05-01-2010 at 03:31 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Independence, Kentucky
    Posts
    1,354

    Your Go To Wood

    Pecan for me.Easy to get and beautiful grain

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    Any wood but walnut..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Inside the Beltway
    Posts
    2,666
    Maple.

    Most folks seem to think of it as a secondary wood. To me, it's durned expensive. But it's also predictable. I'm rather fond of it...

    Thanks,

    Bill

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,471
    what ever they want,, but cherry is friendly and in our parts oak is old hat. but have alot of variety to choose from maple is one that most like in our area..clean looking and can have some striking figure. but there area lot of folks out there that are looking for figure
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  10. #10
    My preferred is Walnut. Sorry Don... Walnut seems to go with everything. Second is Cherry, Dislike (but still use) Pine, Oak & Ash.

Similar Threads

  1. Wood Bowl - Unknown Wood
    By Dan Mosley in forum Turning Tool Questions and Show & Tell
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-02-2011, 02:23 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-08-2011, 11:36 PM
  3. New wood stash and drying wood
    By Dave Black in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-25-2010, 09:53 PM
  4. Wood glorious wood .....( from the movie of Oliver Twist)
    By Rob Keeble in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-09-2009, 10:30 PM
  5. wood screen door build - which wood should i use?
    By Mike Gager in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-07-2009, 02:24 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •