|Forum topic by mds4752||posted 10-14-2013 10:27 AM||849 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-14-2013 10:27 AM
True noob here. Just finished making my new workbench; used the New Fangled Workbench plans. Very happy with it so far.
Want to build some adironack chairs for family members, so I bought those plans too. The thing is, the plans call for western red cedar or cypress. Most of it is 4/4, but the load – bearing sections are 5/4. I checked at the Woodsmith store here in town (Des Moines, Iowa, USA) and they don’t have the cedar but they do carry cypress. Unfortunately, it’s all either 4/4 or 8/4. They’ve never seen cypress in 5/4.
So my question is: should I substitute another wood for all or portions of this project and go with pine or something I can find in 5/4 or should I keep looking? I like the idea of making them in a material that will stand up to the elements yet be somewhat lightweight. I don’t like the idea of going all 4/4 either because I’d like for them to hold up. Anyone else run into this problem?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and I apologize for the ignorance.
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