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I want to make a flag holder for the flag from my Grandpa's casket. I have seen a few that are make from cherry but I wanted to make one with some contrasting woods. The only good wood combination I know is walnut and maple. Is there another combination of woods I could use that are fairly common and relatively cheap(close to walnut)?
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My condolences on the loss of your grandfather

Id love to know where you live where walnut is relatively cheap, its bloody expensive here. As far as nice contrasts go, for something like a flag display id go towards walnut and cherry, maybe with box jointed corners. The two woods play off each other very well. Ash and walnut is another favorite of mine. Cherry plays pretty well with maple, especially figured maple, if you want a lighter color scheme

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Sapele and maple have a nice contrast also. Wenge is dark and has a heavy grain. It would go well with maple or cherry. I've really started to like it. It is brittle though and the splinters suck worse than normal wood splinters.

Here's a pic of this years Christmas gifts to reference color contrasts. Most of the handles are either walnut or maple. The accents are walnut, maple, mahogany, and wenge.
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Id love to know where you live where walnut is relatively cheap, its bloody expensive here.
Walnut is not cheap but it is cheaper than some of the fancy exotic hardwoods. It is $30 for a 3/4" x 6" x 36" piece.

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Walnut is not cheap but it is cheaper than some of the fancy exotic hardwoods. It is $30 for a 3/4" x 6" x 36" piece.
HOLY CRAP!!!!

$15 a BF is no where close to cheap, that IS exotic wood pricing...

Lots of nice combinations of woods, you can google images to see what you like. Typically a light, and dark makes for a nice combination.
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Walnut is not cheap but it is cheaper than some of the fancy exotic hardwoods. It is $30 for a 3/4" x 6" x 36" piece.
To find the wood of your choice, enter the wood type, your Zipcode, and the distance from you ...:

http://woodfinder.com/index.php

I have been to Armstrong Mill personally, a great place to buy ALL types of wood. Walnut, Quartersawn Oak, and Zebra wood in my case.

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http://www.woodworkerssource.com/

https://hardwoodstore.com/lumber-prices

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specfic. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo

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Walnut is not cheap but it is cheaper than some of the fancy exotic hardwoods. It is $30 for a 3/4" x 6" x 36" piece.
You are shopping in all of the wrong places. Even mail order is much cheaper than that.

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