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ShaneA

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 08:00 PM

I would vote for maple. Dimensional lumber would work as well. However I rarely choose it because after I look at the needed bf, and compare costs and how many hours I think I will have in the project, I always go with the hardwood. If i am going to take the time and effort to build something, I want to enjoy it and be proud of it. In the end saving $50 or so on a project that is made of 2×4s or a wood i enjoy less (red oak) vs one made of maple doesnt seem like savings in the end. It seems like settling, and for a small cost savings I just dont think its worth it. Its my time or your time that is really the value or the cost, if you will. But like Al said, I doubt the kids will mind or appreciate the differences in the wood or grain. They will probably just want to jump from the top. Birch is a good choice, inexpensive, interesting tones, but the darn stuff will warp quickly if you dont nail it down it down in the first 5 minutes. At least the stuff I get here, but I do like its looks.


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