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Reccomendations for cross banding on cherry lowboy

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ade_tumu

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Hello, I'm making an apprentice piece lowboy in cherry. I'd like some suggestions of a good wood for the cross banding on the edges for the top. What goes well with cherry and will add interest to the piece? The pieces will be shaped with a scratchstock - so I'm looking to avoid coarser grained wood that might suffer breakout in this process. Also, any suggestions of online shops to buy from (I'm assuming I'll need a board or turning blanks)? The top will be around 35cm x 25cm. Ideally I'm looking for European woods. Thanks.
 

Steve Maskery

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Maple goes well with cherry, so something interesting like ripple maple or bird's eye maple.
For veneers, Crispin's has a good reputation.
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Sawyer

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Or for lower contrast and that classic touch, mahogany.
 
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