Thursday, February 04, 2010

mixing and matching woods

Today, I've been taking photos for an article on mixing and matching woods... a simple subject with complex variables, spanning the full dimensions of 3-d design. Line and color are two primary considerations. Get the hang of mixing and matching woods and you will have turned an important corner in making your work very interesting to others. In the photo below, you can see that the use of grain either hides or accentuates the edges of various parts. In woodworking, the term line applies to the edges of the piece, the edges of the individual parts that compose the piece, and to the lines of grain within each part.

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