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Combining Wood species

I have Oak, Maple, and Walnut with which to build a small project featuring dovetail joinery. In people's experiences what would be a nicer combination of wood? Oak/Maple, Oak/Walnut, Maple/Walnut? I have very little experience working with these so would be helpful to hear some opinions.
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Although I think any of those combinations will provide interesting contrasts between the different elements of a project the walnut/maple sounds best to me.

That's just my opinion.

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Although I think any of those combinations will provide interesting contrasts between the different elements of a project the walnut/maple sounds best to me.

That's just my opinion.
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The oak and walnut are open grain. The Maple is closed. I've seen all combinations used, but prefer when similar grain types are uses. Walnut and Hickory/Pecan are a favorite of mine.
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