Wednesday, December 31, 2008
My new favorite wood
I'm almost finished designing my next project, so I went to the hardwood lumber dealer today to pick up some Honduran mahogany. While I was there, I found some cool figured walnut - I didn't even know there was such a thing. So I brought it home, and cut off a foot or so to run over the jointer, and plane down to get a look at the figuring. What I uncovered was quite remarkable, almost like figured maple stained to look like walnut. It was a bit difficult getting a picture with the right lighting to give a good representation, but I think this at least gives a good idea. I'm thinking of bookmatching this for the door panels for my upcoming dining room piece (thanks to Kip from the woodwhisperer chat room for that gem). Anyway, just thought I'd share my find for the day - I can't wait to start resawing!