I want to build furniture / cabinets, but the range of materials here
is poor. The materials are very limited. Solid hardwoods just aren't
available, nor are plywoods with a hardwood veneer finish. It's not
possible to find matching wood types for both the panels and the
I wonder if 'mixing' wood types in making a cabinet would work ? What
I have in mind is making panels using one type wood for the outer
frame [ stiles and rails ?], and a second type for the enclosed panel.
Either or both stained to limit, but not disguise, the contrast in
colors and grain.
Maybe solid clear pine for the outer frame and the panels from birch,
or from mahogany. The panels would be of either veneered MDF or
something the locals call "aglomerado" - don't ask!
I can't recall seeing cabinets made this way, but maybe someone else
has, or maybe made cabinets using mixed wood types.
I sure appreciate any advice or opinions on the idea, and maybe
someone can point me to cabinets with panels made from combinations of
Any and all responses much appreciated
John Hewitt Malaga Spain