I'm doing some new construction and am having a difficult time making a
decision here. I'd really like to go with santos mahogany flooring, but
I can't decide on what species of wood to use for the trim work. The
most common recommendation I get is to use cherry, but cherry costs
quite a bit and my builder wants to charge me a lot more _labor_
install cherry trim.
Others have told me I can use oak, but the grains won't
match/coordinate; and poplar and maple won't take a dark stain well; and
pine is soft and will show wear quickly.. etc.
If any one here have any bright ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing