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Forum topic by RJweb posted 08-07-2016 05:15 PM 300 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2016 05:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pine

Good afternoon,
I am in the process of making my wife a small table to hold the cable box / DVD player. Her request is that she wants it painted, so should I use pine or popular, which would be better, thx RJ.

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#1 posted 08-07-2016 05:17 PM

Poplar will take paint much better than pine.

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#2 posted 08-07-2016 05:23 PM

Hello RJ, I agree with JayT, poplar would be the better of the two. Don’t forget to post picture of the finished product.

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#3 posted 08-07-2016 05:32 PM


Mine is another vote for poplar. It sands nice and takes paint well. Resins in pine can gum up sand paper. However, poplar is a little soft. Maple would endure those occasional bangs a little better and also paints well.

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#4 posted 08-07-2016 05:33 PM

Poplar, by definition, is ‘paint grade’.

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 05:48 PM

Poplar is the better choice.

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#6 posted 08-07-2016 05:50 PM

Making one right now for a lady, poplar is the way to go. For all the reasons already stated.

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#7 posted 08-07-2016 06:05 PM

One more time: poplar!

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#8 posted 08-07-2016 06:12 PM

Pine table?

Barn Siding Pine….

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#9 posted 08-07-2016 07:17 PM

Ok thx for all the repleys, it looks like popular has won, thx again RJ

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