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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 02:36 AM

I think it’d be great for furniture! You might have to put a little more wood in some places for strength, but it should be awesome for milling into cool shapes (if the prospect of carving everything seems like its too much work).

Depending on how its milled, I can see chairs, side tables, pretty much everything. I’d think it’s a little harder than pine, but I’m also out here on the west coast where pine is softer than some of the east coast varieties, but there’s a lot of cool colonial furniture from pine, and basswood should allow for a lot more cross-grain milling and cutting (and, yes, carving).

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