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Posted on 12/4" Soft Maple Wood Gloat and NEED for Project Suggestions

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 04:55 PM

I am sure that with much more building experience under the belt the ”Beer Whisperer” method would work out just fine, ;-)

This brings me to an experience I had a dozen or so years ago when building my very first outside wooden deck. A retired friend of mine (who had built several decks) offered to help and pitch in. Having NO experience at this, I would ask for suggestions about the best of several different methods/ways to set and build the deck, supports, layout, best materials, etc.

To make a long story short… the ONLY advise my friend would give, no matter how pointed the question was, was, ”... You can build the deck any way you want to.” I am now forced to live with ALL of my inexperienced errors in judgement every time I walk across that particular deck. As a direct result of that experience I have placed the ”Beer Whisperer” in the corner with a pointy hat when it comes to spontaneously coming up with projects.

So with THAT in mind, I would like to rephrase my question(s):

1. What single item projects work WELL, or VERY WELL with Soft Maple?

2. What single item projects would be POOR choices/uses to build with Soft Maple?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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