Ever have one of those days where you just can't make up your mind?
In my case, there's little enough to make up you'd think it'd be
So, the wife's got me building her a coffee table: Ambrosia Maple top
with Walnut skirting and legs.
I'm driving myself nuts trying to decide on as much contrast between
the top and the walnut base as possible, vs. finishing the top just a
bit darker to bring out that _snappin_
figure and accent the
of course slice up some samples and try different things, but
if you've got input, lemme have it.
Especially if you've got experience with different shellacs on
Ambrosia Maple, I'd really be interested in a link to a photo.
There's an absolutely _killer_
photo of one of Frank Klaus' tiger
maple lowboys in one of Yeung Chan's books, but he doens't mention the
finish used. Sure looks like some variety of orange shellac, and if
so, that's snappin'.
But, there's that "I'm torn between" thing again. Sure would like to
keep the top a as contrasty with the base as possible.
And I want my cake. And I wanna eat it. Hell, I'd even like
left-overs, too. KnowhatImean?
(Paddy, you reading this?
Laughing yer bigass ass off yet?)
Sucks when all your options are good and you only get one... ;>