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Forum topic by beaujacques posted 04-25-2017 02:10 PM 230 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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beaujacques

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04-25-2017 02:10 PM

hi

i’m building a rocking airplane and was wondering if poplar is a good wood for the rockers? have some laying around-
thanks


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#1 posted 04-25-2017 02:22 PM

Poplar is a hard wood but on the soft side, Oak or Maple would be a better choice for long life! Might only get 50 to 60 years with poplar, 100 + with Oak.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 02:31 PM

thanks—and one more question- the airplane is 37 inches long- how long should the rockers be?—this is my first time building anything like this!

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