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which wood???
01/12/12 at 16:15:06
 
ok. I am  planning  on making a rack. I have been looking around for Maple, but am not able to get a single block, which means joints. What are the other woods that may sound good? What is available in plenty is teak, padak and sliverwood. Any suggestions?.......not interested in MDF.

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Re: which wood???
Reply #1 - 01/12/12 at 18:01:48
 
Though I am sure there are other good sounding woods for racks, I can't think of a wood that would sound like maple it has such a distinctive grain structure and chemistry.

I don't know if they are still up and running with hardwood supply, but Rare Woods, 1574 Millers Gap Hwy Newland, NC. Phone: 828- 733-9782 used to be a good local supplier for hardwoods from Western North Carolina, where Hard Maple is common. It has been 20 years since I used them, but they were a reasonable and reliable operation then.

When looking for their contact info, I came upon this Rare Woods company in Maine. http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/ and their pricelist http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/images/price_lists/wood_price_list_aug11.pdf Lists Hard Maple in various thicknesses.

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Re: which wood???
Reply #2 - 01/12/12 at 20:14:14
 
Probably wouldn't be cost-effective to ship to Shreekant in India. . . .

Shree, I have always been fascinated by the use of wood in instruments and I come from a long line of cabinet makers on my mother's side (and one of the best old world trained American pipe-organ builders was my five-great grandfather David Tannenberg) and wood in general fascinates me. I find these pages pretty darned helpful regarding the use of wood in instruments, which I think may parallel their use in an equipment rack:

http://tonewooddatasource.weebly.com/species--attributes.html
http://www.ergcustomguitars.com/tonewood.asp

Looks as if teak will work a bit like walnut, and I think that may make a nice, warm-sounding rack.

Padauk some don't recommended except for ornamentation or decoration, while others will say it's like maple and mahogany, which are great tonewoods. I guess the jury is out, but it's a beautiful wood and may make a great rack.

I think silver wood is what we call silver oak, and that seems to be a very balanced sounding tonewood, and easy to work with. It might make an excellent rack.
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Reply #3 - 01/13/12 at 04:11:03
 
Thanks will, Thanks Lon.
The problem with making a rack is that you get the feeling that it is for keeps Cool and you will not V cap it or do something like that. So its a call one has to take, once and for all. So, the short list is
Silver oak
Teak
Pudak

The point is that it needs to be a single slab and these days most of the wood is cut to beam size. The stands are ready and if I get the wood today, then it should be up and running by the weekend.

shreekant Smiley

ps  Will,

I live in India.....tropical country with lots of trees and wood, so I should get it done.
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