Hi everyone! I will soon be making a workbench of Paul’s design. I was planning to make it from 100% home store pine 2×4, but I just realized that I have some other materials I could use:
– I have enough Southern Yellow Pine to make the complete top. I could get more easily and inexpensively. This lumber has quite a lot of pitch in it. It is also very dense and much heavier than the home store 2×4 lumber. This stuff planes glass smooth and is a joy to work with.
– I have enough Poplar to make the entire bench. Its softer than the yellow pine, but it is technically a hardwood. Not sure it matters.
I would love to hear opinions on what you all would do if you had to choose from these three materials (you can mix and match).
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