The boards for the Krenov-inspired cabinet and for the door frames are already milled. I have set them aside for a few days to stabilize, after milling them to 1/8-inch above the final thickness.
Now I turn my attention to the spalted maple door panels. The following examples were cut from one board, and show quite different results. Photos 1 to 3, below, show:
- Two of the remaining 8-foot boards; I may have to resaw some more specimens cut from these two boards, to see what wonderful treasures might be hidden within.
- Resawn board; the two halves placed side-by-side resemble a skeletal, ungainly Don Quixote, from the neck down.
- Resawn board; this one has an ethereal quality; maybe wings?
I wanted to share these with you, to show how resawing different parts of a board can yield dramatically different results. Each of these resawn pairs has its own character, its own personality. In the end, final bookmatched pair selection might give the cabinet wider appeal, or no appeal at all. This is one reason I prefer to evaluate several resawn pairs.
Which bookmatched pair would YOU select, and why? I would be interested to hear your opinion.