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Wood species suggestions welcome here!

Making a Greene & Greene inspired small kitchen island for my brother and his wife. The red will be padauk (which I already have) and the traditional ebony plugs will be substituted for padauk as well. I was thinking maple for the top and the bottom shelf and cherry or ashe for the body.

Suggestions welcome as I am a newer woodworker and have never made something to this scale, nor used any of these woods before!

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I would use either all cherry or all maple with the padauk. The ash grain would be a bit to much in contrasting texture. The maple may be the better choice as the cherry will darken over time and take away from the padauk. Jmo
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I would use either all cherry or all maple with the padauk. The ash grain would be a bit to much in contrasting texture. The maple may be the better choice as the cherry will darken over time and take away from the padauk. Jmo
Ah see and I didn't even know cherry will darken. Awesome, I love the knowledge I encounter here!

Looks like I'll keep leaning toward the maple unless someone's got another suggestion to help me continue to be indecisive.
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Could you edit your post and resize your image to 850 pixels (px) wide or less. It's 1366 pixels (px) wide now, and requires scrolling left to right and back to see it and the responses.





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If you were not aware that many wood species get darker with exposure to air and or UV, you may not appreciate Padauck is a nice bright orange red when sanded, but will soon become a dark muddy deep red-brown colour, which I do not find attractive.

If you want a stable red colour, consider bubinga instead of padauk.

I love cherry. It will become darker, but I like the deep orange tones. Personal preference.

If you want the wood to stay lighter colour, then ash, hickory or hard maple.

FYI "soft" maple is one of several species. This site has a good explanation on the differences between hard and soft maple.

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-ar...nd-soft-maple/
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Cabinetman - I'll look at how I can resize it, sorry about that! It took me the better part of 20 mins just to figure out how to imbed the picture, I hadn't given any thought to resizing.

Dave - Thanks for the helpful feedback. I am aware that I should expect the padauk to oxidize with age and brown up. I don't really mind the dark brown it turns, and if that happens I'm okay with it. However I am planning on using a flooding epoxy to seal the top and poly for the body. From what I've been seeing/reading that tends to protect it from oxidation as long as the item isn't heavily UV oxidized (which my "clients" live in the Seattle area so no worries there, haha). Have you found this to be true? Thanks for the link as well, I'll check that out now!
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