LumberJocks

Wood I.D. (not a quiz)

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Andybb posted 09-11-2017 09:01 PM 292 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Andybb's profile

Andybb

552 posts in 442 days


09-11-2017 09:01 PM

I have an opportunity to build some jewelry boxes for a local art shop and as I get set up tool and jig wise to try some prototypes I was wondering if someone can help in identifying the wood used for these drawer carcases or have some suggestions on what to use other than plywood. They don’t want anything made with plywood. I have spalted maple that I will resaw for the fronts.

The drawers a are 7-8/16” so, is that a piece of 1/2” finished lumber? Are the bottoms 1/8” pieces of the same material? How would I shop for that as I don’t know what is readily available in that thickness.



-- Andybb - GO HAWKS!


4 replies so far

View papadan's profile

papadan

3584 posts in 3207 days


#1 posted 09-11-2017 09:10 PM

The one in your pics is maple. You can use maple, Oak, Poplar, Pine, or any solid wood you want for the drawer boxes.

View DS's profile

DS

2824 posts in 2259 days


#2 posted 09-11-2017 09:16 PM

Yes, those drawer boxes are Solid Maple.
The bottoms are usually 1/4” ply of the same species – as those appear to be as well.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

View Andybb's profile

Andybb

552 posts in 442 days


#3 posted 09-11-2017 09:17 PM


The one in your pics is maple. You can use maple, Oak, Poplar, Pine, or any solid wood you want for the drawer boxes.

- papadan


Thanks. Any benefit to either of those? I see Rockler has 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8” thicknesses so somebody probably has it cheaper.

-- Andybb - GO HAWKS!

View Andybb's profile

Andybb

552 posts in 442 days


#4 posted 09-11-2017 09:21 PM


Yes, those drawer boxes are Solid Maple.
The bottoms are usually 1/4” ply of the same species – as those appear to be as well.

- DS


Ah. Thanks.

-- Andybb - GO HAWKS!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com