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Posted on What's your favorite wood to work with?

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 12:52 AM

I will admit that I’ve only ever worked with maple and cedar. I had to deal with installing my maple hardwood floors and that was my window into a whole new world. I learned that wood needed to cure…to breathe…to adjust. I learned that some wood was harder than others…some would accept stain while others would politely decline.

When I worked with cedar I learned that it’s easy enough to cut and handle but didn’t have as much of a beautiful grain that I admire in other woods.

Thanks for sharing guys! I was wondering what I needed to build my next project. I keep going back and forth. I want to build something that I can use everyday and know that I made it with my own hands. I thought I’d build a bench then I changed that to raised garden beds then to flower beds. I’ve finally decided on building a silverware drawer organizer. I’m not sure what type of wood I’ll need and was hoping to get a good idea by posting this. :-)

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