Once you glue her to the backer board it will be fine. Cherry or Walnut would both be good choices. I set the fretwork and the backer board to 1/2 inch thick in the patterns. I might normally set this to 1/4 inch thick but at this size it is hard to keep wood that thin from warping.
Another option would to cut this out of Baltic birch plywood and paint the fretwork a color like red or black and leave the backer natural. I normally hate to paint wood but in this case it might actually add to the project. Your choice.
If you are interested in trying Baltic Birch plywood for projects I have an affiliate link at the bottom of this post. It is listed on Amazon but is sold and shipped by Woodcraft. I often buy this pack just to have a variety of thicknesses on hand for different projects.
I am going to start my Custom Christmas Ornament orders early this year. They work pretty well cut from Baltic Birch plywood. I usually cut them from 1/4" thick material. Here is a link to a 24" X 30" X 1/4 sheet of BBP. This is also an affiliate link.
I am starting to get several readers ask if I could start taking orders for custom Christmas ornaments early this year. Since I'm now retired from my day job I think I have the extra time to make that happen. I have two of the three designs ready. I still need to design the triple layered ornament. I will try to get that finished in the next few days. After that I have to set up all the order details and I'll get started. The price will be the same as always. $1 per name with a 5 name minimum.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.
DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.
Baltic Birch Scroll Saw Pack
- Contains 9 11-7/8" x 11-7/8" sheets
- Four 1/8" thick
- Two 1/4" thick
- Two 3/8" thick
- One 1/2" thick