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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-19-2020 03:24 PM

Dick, I’m going to be building a hardware cabinet / set of drawers, and I expect I’m going to need 50-60 small drawers. Most sized for a half-pound of nails, or a hundred screws, or what-not. I’ve got a lot of 3/4 pine left over from my bookcases, and I’m planning to resaw that all to 1/4 thick, but I’m also going to need a ton of dividers and such for the cabinet where I think I’ll want something sturdier than pine.

Weird thing about New Mexico… I would normally think of poplar for the drawer sides and backs, but down here poplar is hard to come by. It’s easier to get ash or pine or oak. Guess the cost of trucking it across the country doesn’t make sense for a “utility wood.”

That’ll be this winter, so if you have something you think would be useful, let me know. I can pay for shipping. Don’t really have my local supplies in order enough that I can offer to swap any of the local woods, and I’m not sure if piñon and juniper would be of much interest anyhow. Unless you’re looking to make boomerangs. We’ve got a lot of curvy stuff around here.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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