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Just wondering

by Oldschoolguy
posted 11-30-2018 09:04 PM

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 09:07 PM

Nope. Do whatever you can afford. Just make sure you edge the plywood with solid wood or banding so the plys don’t show. Most of my early projects were made from pine, most often from carefully picked out construction grade lumber. That’s what my dining table is made from (see projects). I think family will appreciate something that you made.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 09:18 PM

I agree^. Use what you have/can afford. However, I would suggest you make sure that’s actually a less expensive option. Not sure of your location but KD Cherry is relatively inexpensive around here in VA and Cherry plywood is hard to find and costly when you do. Just a thought.

Also, I see no reason it has to be Cherry. Unless YOU want it to be Cherry. What about Red or White Oak? Oak is usually plentiful and inexpensive. Maple, Poplar and Pine even less expensive.

Just some thoughts. But I say make it out of whatever you want and can afford.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 11-30-2018 10:28 PM

ditto to whats been said,your grand kids are gonna love whatever you make because it was made with love from grandpa.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 11-30-2018 10:30 PM

Cherry Ply is a great choice, flat, stable, you have less worry about wood movement, and less costly.

Just get a bit of cherry to cap the edges.

I would build in a secret compartment.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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