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#1 posted 08-18-2016 09:17 PM

On the other hand, construction grade lumber can be used to make quality stuff. Here is a reproduction of a Stickley side table that I built entirely from 2×4s from HD. I had to carefully select my lumber and there was a fair amount of waste but hardwood is really expensive up here (I’d be looking at $250 to build this out of oak). I have around $15 dollars lumber in this table. 3 years later its still holding strong.
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(widget doesn’t seem to be showing the pictures properly but you can see the table in my projects).

This doesn’t take away from the fact that the tables you are referring to sound like they are being slapped together with no real concern for the end product. I’d turn that down too.

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