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    Mid century modern Oak sideboard

    I've been trying to use up some scraps/shorts in the lumber rack and here's a sort of "mid century modern" wide oak cabinet with walnut pulls etc. I think I like the way white oak and walnut look together. This isn't classic MCM design; I enjoy showing off little exposed joinery here and there.

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    White oak and walnut is a great combination. An artisan local to me makes lamps with this combination of woods. Well done!
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    Thanks Rob. I’m never sure what combination of woods will look good together. I tend to stick to a few basic light/dark combos. What do you guys like?

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    Another fine project Mike that both humbles and inspires. Thanks for posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Allen1010 View Post
    Thanks Rob. I’m never sure what combination of woods will look good together. I tend to stick to a few basic light/dark combos. What do you guys like?
    I tend to play it safe most of the time. In the late 1970s when I was learning my core skills in woodshop class, a maple and walnut combo was all the rage. I always hated that. I feel woods should complement versus contrast, excepting designs when that's the point. I tend to use "secondary" woods as accents.

    I like Cherry or Alder with Walnut like in the example below:



    I often use Rosewood accents with White Oak as well. The pegs in the frame below are a good example:



    Here's Spanish Cedar and Soft maple used for a napkin box. I think they go well together:

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    thanks Rob, I like the white oak and rosewood too!13.jpg10 (2).jpg13.jpg10 (2).jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Allen1010 View Post
    thanks Rob, I like the white oak and rosewood too!13.jpg10 (2).jpg13.jpg10 (2).jpg

    Now that is cool! I've always wanted to make a Greene and Greene themed blanket chest.
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    Mike,

    Fabulous work-the selection of oak and accents give the piece a great update while bing a clear homage to MCM! Thanks for sharing and your work (and speed!) are inspiring.

    best
    Chris
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    Looks great Mike. The contrast is very complimentary and the pulls add a real visual pop to the piece. A fun mix of styles that work together wonderfully.
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