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  • Drawer-front problem

    I'm trying to finish up a vanity I started over a year ago and have run into a problem that has me totally stuck.

    I have a white-birch face frame. I just realized that I can't get white birch in large enough sizes (6.5" and up) for some drawer fronts or the larger doors. It seems my choices are:

    1. Use birch plywood for the drawers fronts/doors, with solid birch trim -- not sure I can get white-birch plywood, and if not, whether two different species will look similar enough stained (using a "red mahogany" dye stain)

    2. Assemble smaller white birch pieces into panels -- I've never done this, and I don't know how it will look given that I don't have a jointer

    Any advice?

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    Re: Drawer-front problem

    Take a sample of your white birch and check it against maple. Once stained you will never know the difference.