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Forum topic by nate22 posted 02-23-2014 05:26 PM 376 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nate22

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02-23-2014 05:26 PM

When making furniture do you guys know what grade would be good to use in yellow pine for furniture.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 05:36 PM

What type of furniture are we talking here? I normally use the clearest stuff I can find but many like the rustic knotty look. A lot depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 05:51 PM

It’s for indoor furniture that I’m going to sell. Like bedroom furniture.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 07:02 PM

Top grade is best. Clear of defects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 09:37 PM

Some yards call it D grade, others call it select, be prepared to pay near as much for it as hardwood.

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 01:36 AM

I just priced out a project, planning on using pine. To my great surprise, the price of standard grade pine (fairly knotty) was the same as the cost of poplar. And the pine was only available in 1×8 size, whereas the poplar was available in much more useful sizes.

“Furniture grade” pine was almost 3x as much. I went with poplar.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 01:53 AM

I’ve only seen yellow pine available from local mills and local suppliers at least in something other than construction lumber. Ive never seen yellow pine at Home Depot or lowes in the sections of nice boards. I buy 5/4 stuff that’s fairly clear and then just cut around the knots. I love the stuff and the amber color. Do you have a place to get good stuff that’s ready for use in furniture? I would think if you’re gonna make stuff to sell that you would want to do so out of clear lumber and make knotty stuff available for those who may ask for it.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 02:42 AM

At Menards, they just call them “select”. Same price as many of the hardwoods.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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