|Forum topic by Joe67||posted 09-06-2011 05:50 PM||2439 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-06-2011 05:50 PM
Hi All !
I give up and have chosen to put out a call for help here to all you experienced wood workers. I have only taken on a few small project so I am relatively inexperienced.
Here is my problem. I have seen suggestions to use Hickory or white oak. But I cannot find anyone with anything available in that dimension. I have had one supplier tell me I would need to get two smaller pieces and glue them together, saying that would make them stronger anyway.
So am I missing something. Am I looking for the wrong type of wood? Do I really need to join two pieces to get to that size?
The iron frame of the press is 5” wide. So I would think I would need to stay with that size.
I am sure I could just use some pine posts, but I want to make this look nice and last for my son to use also.