|Forum topic by Scottlj||posted 06-23-2015 04:37 AM||546 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-23-2015 04:37 AM
So I found these great plans for a child’s dresser that calls for 2×2 legs. (or 1 3/4 actual) To make it easy to build, I was thinking of using 2×4 or 2×6 Pine and cutting it down since it’s carried by my local lumber yard.
My concern is whether or not it will take a semi-gloss paint as well as the poplar or just be so much softer it’s too dent prone. It’s really nice clear 2x Pine, so no visible knots or anyhitng. And this way I don’t have to glue up boards for the legs.
Am I just being too lazy as it would be that much better to go with all Poplar? An issue is that I don’t have a planer or jointer. Great table saw and miter saw, and I do have a hand planer. Just not sure how to easily get to 1 3/4 with what I’ve got.
Thanks for any ideas.