Thanks Bob. It's taken me almost 20-years to collect what I have, with help from friends and family to be on the look-out for the best wood. Some wood, like cedar, provide almost instant availability. Others, like chestnut, walnut, cherry, and dogwood, take a couple years drying before the tone develops. I love playing with grain designs, and colors, to find the best match for the sound-boards. Just when I thought the only American Chestnut to be had would be from reclaimed sources, look what I found last week. Clear, fresh fallen, American Chestnut. I've already started planking for use in about six-months. BTW, I love the wood choices you make for your dulcimers.
You use the prettiest woods Jack! I love your Scheitholts