I was sorting through my walnut stash for the stiles and rails for the bottom case and the frame and panel door for the bottom case when I noticed this piece. The grain is a bit funky for a frame piece, but I kinda like funky and thought it could look cool next to the highly figured panel.
I tried a few different configurations until I noticed how perfectly this matched. I was sold!
Matching the grain this perfectly doesn’t seem like a big deal until you notice a few things:
- The panel is resawn and bookmatched
- These are from different boards
- The panel is running north-south and the rail is running east-west
I couldn’t match it up that perfectly if I tried. But for the record, I’m totally taking credit for it.
Now I just hope I can get the panel and rail to line up that way in the finished piece…