Hammered Dulcimer Wood Choices
The following are examples of just a few of the combinations of wood other people of chosen over the years. There are many others. Look over photos of actual instruments in all the sizes to get more ideas. The frame, pin panels, trim and binding have no influence on the tone. These choices are purely aesthetic. The soundboard and the bridges are the tone producers.
Click on this link to see actual photos of the woods I'm referring to.

soundboard color frame pin panels trim/binding bridges
redwood natural mahogany goncalves alves wenge walnut
redwood dark stained walnut lacewood curly maple cherry
cedar black walnut lacewood curly maple maple
redwood natural mahogany birdseye maple ebony ebony
redwood black birdseye maple birdseye maple bubinga padauk
redwood black mahogany santos rosewood padauk padauk
redwood natural curly maple curly maple padauk padauk
redwood natural mahogany birdseye maple cardinal cardinal
cedar black cherry curly maple cardinal padauk
redwood black cherry brazilian cherry padauk padauk
mahogany natural brazilian cherry dark mahogany curly maple ash
redwood natural cherry lacewood cocobolo cherry
redwood natural curly maple lacewood cocobolo padauk
cedar black cherry bubinga curly maple cherry
redwood natural cherry cocobolo curly maple maple
redwood natural birdseye maple birdseye maple ebony ebony
redwood natural curly maple curly maple walnut walnut
redwood natural mahogany cocobolo birdseye maple maple
redwood natural birdseye maple birdseye maple wenge padauk
redwood dark stained cocobolo cocobolo curly maple padauk
redwood natural mahogany cocobolo ash ash