Trying to keep my head above water... Soccer tourniments, running the teams web site and having a litter of puppies has gotten in the way latly, but I managed a couple hours in the shop yesterday.
In answer as to why I chose Madrona and cherry, the simple answere is... I had it.
From past experiences I knew their color retention qualties would give me a very close aproximation of teak and holly, the only reservation I had at all is madrona is not a very stable wood compared to teak. This is also why I chose to go with an epoxy finish to lock it down as best as posibal.
Any hoo have a look see.....
I let sanding dust in the shop settel overnight and I will finish it today if nothing drages me away.