Would re-sawing be the only way to accomplis this?
I'm making a shoe bench and designing it in sketchlist 3d.
Attached are pictures.
I want to have the backboard "within" the unit, rather than attaching from the outside. I also just want 3/4" of backboard, no more, so stacking two boards is not an option.
I want the inside of the board to be purpleheart, but the outside facing side to be red oak.
I have 3/4" thick purpleheart and 3/4" red oak. I suppose having both re-sawn to half, and then producing a new board by gluing them would be the only option?
Where could I get this kind of re-sawing done, if it is indeed possible?
I love the way it looks with purple heart "inside" on the backboard, but don't like how it looks on its own as the backboard on the outside, where the red oak is prominent elsewhere and would look good I think.
Something I couldn't do in my version of sketchlist was make holes in the board.
I am going to make holes in the outer red oak side boards like this design that I am quite closely emulating - also attached. This will reveal the purpleheart through the sides.
I am also going to put purpleheart edging everywhere - bench top, side boards, shelves. Or would red oak edging look better?
Any suggestions? Aesthetic, or functional to achieve what I want?
Last edited by nijabhaava; 12-12-2010 at 09:37 AM.