I can, on occasion, find some amazing fir at home depot/lowes around me.
Dense, straight grained, a reddish color ... usually 2x6 or 2x8
Nice stuff, cheap, and perfect for 'camp quality stuff'.
You have to pick through the bins, and be willing to walk away and come
back a couple weeks later.
Poplar would work great, but has the "paint it or else live w/ the green
And when you go above poplar in quality wood, the price skyrockets
around here. Although a set of Bloodwood Gastonbury chairs would look
AWESOME. (/me listens to the groaning of those screaming about making
medieval style items in non-medieval wood --- but come on ... it would
be gorgeous, you have to admit)
Siegfried - Who wishes he had access to the magical Southern Yellow Pine
that those down south swear by.
On 5/28/10 1:25 PM, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart wrote:
> Poplar..... not sure about fir....
> Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
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