- Mar 18, 2007
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Alder takes stain very nicely. Mahogany too, although since mahogany is a darker wood to begin you are limited to using darker earthy colours for stain (red, brown etc.). For example blue stain on hog will look terrible.... like a muddy blue.....I'm thinking of going to a hardwood supplier tomorrow but don't know what to get. I want something that can be stained, not painted. Lt Dave suggested alder, is that stainable? Mahogany is right?
Here's another question, can I use just one board for the body, ie cut lengths and glue the for the body blank?
Of course you can laminate cut pieces to make up the body. 2 piece or 3 piece is typical. Leo did it.