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#1 posted 08-30-2011 11:41 PM

From the woods you listed, either soft maple or white oak would be my choice. My kids are demolition experts, so I can’t see myself spending the dough for anything more expensive than that.

However, a friend of mine just built his daughter a loft bed from douglas fir 4×4s and it looks great. He had to visit a couple different big box shops and pick through the stacks for the best looking stock though. Of course, he probably spent $75 for all the necessary wood and another $20-30 on finish and hardware. Considering people build decks from the stuff, its certainly strong enough for the job.

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