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Forum topic by DannyBoy posted 12-28-2007 12:27 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2007 12:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pine question milling

This could have gone in with the discussion on the 2×4 contest for Jan ‘08 but I wanted to get a bit more clear about my individual question.

Does anyone know whether long-grain pine wood is strong enough at 1/2in. for most box building purposes?

Okay, that may be vague or confusing or both…

I know 3/4in. is good for plywood. I’m curious as to if I would be asking too much at 1/2 in. I would be resawing to 1/2in. thickness for my project as planned right now and I need a little guidance before I get to cutting and waste a bunch of time.

Any thoughts?

-- He said wood...

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#1 posted 12-29-2007 07:38 AM

All pine is not created equal. Also depends o the size of the box and what it will contain and how it will be used. I think the only way to have your question properly answered is the scientific method – experimentation. Sorry, I didn’t mean this to be a wise-ass answer.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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