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#1 posted 02-04-2018 04:26 PM

Woodyvolt,

I am just completing a set of shelves for a family member. She wanted the shelves painted. My choice of wood was maple, although I considered poplar. Maple is more durable, works well, and paints up nicely. The only negative with maple is that is twice the price of poplar in my area.

I dislike pine because the resins in the wood foul sandpaper much faster and pitch builds up on the tools requiring more frequent cleaning. But if the resins in pine are not an issue, then I see nothing wrong with kiln dried furniture grade pine.


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