I am in the process of constructing four mahogany and curly maple interior columns. The majority of the columns will be mahogany and the curly maple will be the panel portion of a frame and panel bottom.
I am going to finish the mahogany with shellac or varnish. I would like to keep the contrast in colors between the mahogany and maple. I was thinking of maybe using blond shellac on the maple and a darker shellac on the mahogany. Anybody have advice on how to pop the curl on the curly maple without altering the color too much?