|Forum topic by Umpire20||posted 01-26-2010 03:47 AM||1077 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-26-2010 03:47 AM
Gentlemen and Ladies,
I am headed off to the lumber yard in the morning to pick up the necessary wood to build my first Kreg project. It is the small bookcase.
I’ve been to Lowes and Home Depot in search of the wood. I found hardwood plywood in 3/4 and 1/4 sizes in Oak and Birch. However, I can only find Red Oak, Pine, Aspen, and Poplar to use as the “face frame” material.
I like the look of the Birch plywood and that would be my choice. My question is this ….. can I mix the other “face frame” woods with the birch (and will it look ok) or should I just switch to Oak for the whole project.
This may sound silly, but I’m not sure how each of the different woods will take the stain and I want this to look good when it’s done.
-- Steve, New Mexico, USA