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#1 posted 02-27-2012 06:19 PM

Thank you all for the helpful advice.
So, poplar and ash are out. I’m now leaning toward the soft maple and maybe doing the top in hard maple or walnut if I can swing the cost. I appreciate the advice.
I have already gotten a quote from Brazos – they seem like good guys.
Also, I have Scwarz’s book. It is fantastic and I’ve recommended it to others as well.
I’ll be referencing it throughout the build. This bench is going to be my biggest and most thought-through project yet (aside from the suspension bridge treehouse coming this spring – more on that later.)
I’m actually building it for my son who’s three now, planning on giving it to him when he’s around 21 or gets married – something like that. (Probably won’t take me that long to build, though.)
If I do it right, I’m betting part of me will secretly hope he doesn’t want/need it.
Thanks again, and please don’t hesitate to keep the advice coming.

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