Large wood panelling, what type of wood ?
I'm asked to help decide what type of wood, would be appropriate for a high-end "full wall paneled" hallway, with simple crown, base, and chair-rail moldings.
We want an unobtrusive wood with not much figure... because in a large hallway...too much wood figure would get distracting and overbearing.
It will need to be stained somewhat dark like, like a "light walnut" but not too red at all. Red is bad. (otherwise I'd suggest Mahogany, but it's too red )
I've suggested Walnut or Teak ($$).
The builder came at me with Beech... but I'm not in favour of that as it can look cheap, to my eye, esp when stained dark. Besides, I've never seen a full (10 foot) wall of Beech plywood, stained dark. I worry that it will look blotchy, and amateur.
What woods are available in large plywood panels and solid trim, that might meet my color needs ?
Is my idea of using Walnut or Teak, a practical choice, and will the carpenters kill me for choosing one over the other ?
Last edited by redrabbit; 08-05-2018 at 08:43 PM.