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Forum topic by birdguy posted 06-14-2010 12:21 AM 1059 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2010 12:21 AM

I was wondering of some kind of wood that is usualy inexpensive?? Like pine but a little more durable?

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 01:07 AM

in my experience the cheapest hardwood is going to be whatever grows in abundance in your area. For example, I live in an area where maple trees are practically weeds – if I go to a local sawmill I can get it dirt cheap. Sycamore is also very common here, and easy to find locally. Whereas if I buy either in a traditional store environment, they’re both going to be a couple of dollars a bf, which is on par with many, many kinds of wood.

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 01:08 AM

Poplar is inexspensive and more durable than pine.

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 01:30 AM

I agree Poplar is a great choice for value. It’s a great wood for practice and mock-ups before you cut your teeth on something more valuable, it is a sound wood machines and works nicely. Poplar can also accept many stains to take on a walnut or cherry color

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