Learn about selecting and laying out project pieces for the best wood grain and appearance. Find out how to work with figured wood species to maximize their beauty in your woodworking projects.
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I would like to make a box with a top that’s 13" wide using a 14"-wide mahogany board. Will there be a problem using a single board for the top?
I ran across the Rainbow Eucalyptus—an incredible tree with multi-colored bark. Does the coloration carry through to the wood inside and, if so, is it suitable for woodworking projects?
I am building a tabletop and wondering if I should alternate the boards’ growth rings so the top remains stable. Also, should I use 6" boards and narrower, or is it okay to use 8" boards?
After staining an oak tabletop, the end grain on the table’s edge came out noticeably darker than the top. What could I have done differently to make it blend better?
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