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#1 posted 11-29-2012 02:46 AM

I salvaged a bunch of doug fir 2×12s from my dad’s 53 year old barn and have made lots of chairs, boxes, etc from it. I floored my office and a room in my daughter’s house with it as well. The main problem I have had is finishing face grain as the early growth is Much softer than the old growth and is hard to sand evenly. I have had no problems with strength as long as I avoid the large knots. Stain a piece of this with Min Wax Gunstock for a really nice look. It is soft and will dent more easily than hardwoods.

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