All of the furniture in my bedroom is teak. (well, teak veneer)
I want to make a small cabinet for the bedroom. I don't want to use teak,
and think learning to veneer is a tad over my head at the moment.
What wood/stain is going to look okay with a room full of teak?
Presumably I should not lacquer the cabinet because none of the teak has
lacquer. What finish will be appropriate? I suppose some sort of oil, but I
know absolutely nothing about that. (except it is probably time to oil the
Actually, veneering is quite easy. But, assuming that you don't want to
tackle that, I wouldn't try to MATCH the teak look (I think that looks kind
of tacky) but instead try a wood that COMPLEMENTS it. I'd go with maple
(and you can check out the look together as most Danish furniture stores
sell teak and maple)...other choices, if you lean toward darker woods, would
be cocobolo, rosewood, or ebony.
:> Try ZAR they have a color teak that should do it .:> John
: I see grain as being as important as color. What wood has teak's fine
: featureless grain?
I've seen a lot of flatsawn teak which is anything but featureless.
And most woods have straight grain when quartersawn.
-- Andy Barss
I'm not at all concerned about wood matching. I have a pine bed and
dresser, maple chair, oak quilt rack and cherry nightstand in the
bedroom. It all seems to go together because of the Shaker design.
Cabinets do not need a lot of protection, so I'd use an oil finish.
Test a few pieces of wood to see results.
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