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Forum topic by Mark posted 02-04-2014 01:39 AM 581 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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02-04-2014 01:39 AM

As I mentioned in another topic, my daughter has plans for me to build her a coffee table and or a dining room table. Both will be painted. I’m kinda wondering what would be the material of choice? Hard wood is out, and I’m not to fussy about pine. Whatcha think?
Thanks.

-- Mark


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wseand

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 02:04 AM

Cypress, Cedar, Redwood, or Hemlock. Otherwise Plywood….....

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 02:06 AM

See if you can find a lumber yard near you, they always have some interesting species of wood

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 07:13 PM

If painted, use sheet goods for the top (good quality plywood or MDF) and poplar for the skirt and legs.

Herb

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 07:18 PM

I’d go with poplar it machines well and takes paint well. Pine is ok if you get clear pine, the knots are so resinous that they can bleed through paint. I think generally clear poplar is easier to come by especially if you need 8/4 stock for the legs.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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