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Hey everyone! I'm looking at building a friend a shadow box with antique lures in it and wondered what kind of wood should I make it out of


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Totally up to you......what type of piece are you looking for?

Reclaimed barn board would look cool for antiques, mahogany or cherry would look really clean and expensive, quarter sawn oak is always my first choice....

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What is meant by quarter sawn?


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It's the way a log is cut, the grain pattern looks very different than plain sawn wood.

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Pecky cypress. It's got a rich brown color with worm holes. You get the look of the cottage the lures came out of, with a rich color that adds value. Or just cypress. It's an outdoor wood that lasts and has a bold grain that makes people say, what type of wood is that.

They make outdoor kitchens in the sub tropics out of cypress.

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Totally up to you......what type of piece are you looking for?

Reclaimed barn board would look cool for antiques, mahogany or cherry would look really clean and expensive, quarter sawn oak is always my first choice....
Quarter sawn Oak is proof there is a God.

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It's the way a log is cut, the grain pattern looks very different than plain sawn wood.
Correct. To me it's the only way to saw oak. Forgo the high yield flat sawn.

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I actually prefer rift sawn to quarter sawn....but just slightly.

Quartersawn oak is just so darn cool looking.

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I would choose a wood, color and style that went with the decor of your friends house. If he has a formal decor you sure wouldn't want to use barn wood. Quartersawn oak would only really be fitting if your friend had antiques. It was popular in the 19 century but is not very often seen today. I like quartersawn wood but my house is full of antiques or reproductions.
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I would choose a wood, color and style that went with the decor of your friends house. If he has a formal decor you sure wouldn't want to use barn wood. Quartersawn oak would only really be fitting if your friend had antiques. It was popular in the 19 century but is not very often seen today. I like quartersawn wood but my house is full of antiques or reproductions.
I believe we see less quarter sawn wood because there is less yield and boards are narrower.

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I would choose a wood, color and style that went with the decor of your friends house. If he has a formal decor you sure wouldn't want to use barn wood. Quartersawn oak would only really be fitting if your friend had antiques. It was popular in the 19 century but is not very often seen today. I like quartersawn wood but my house is full of antiques or reproductions.

That's a good point Steve...he does have a couple of trophies on the wall and some minor fishing decor but it is somewhat contemporary

Maybe poplar?

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That's a good point Steve...he does have a couple of trophies on the wall and some minor fishing decor but it is somewhat contemporary

Maybe poplar?

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Poplar is easy to work with and can be stained to match many different kinds of wood.
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Poplar is popular.

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I would think about using branches rather than boards, white birch or alder with the bark on, or something native to your fishing grounds or woods.
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I would think about using branches rather than boards, white birch or alder with the bark on, or something native to your fishing grounds or woods.

I am not sure how to work with that...I looked up the lures so I have some background on them to make small name tags to go under them and perhaps a glass front


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I hope you post the finished product here. I'd love to see the lures too.

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I hope you post the finished product here. I'd love to see the lures too.

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I will...I think I'm going to go with poplar and use splines in a darker color...gotta make a spline jig


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I will...I think I'm going to go with poplar and use splines in a darker color...gotta make a spline jig

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Consider this. The splines will be exposing a different grain pattern and will probably give you enough contrast when finished to be seen but not so much that it becomes a focal point.

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Consider this. The splines will be exposing a different grain pattern and will probably give you enough contrast when finished to be seen but not so much that it becomes a focal point.

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So are you saying use the same wood for the splines?


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