How To Prepare Construction Lumber For Furniture
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Construction pine, the stuff you get at the big box stores, has a bad rap with woodworkers.It's poorly dried, hard to work and moves way too much.It grows too fast so the grain is too wide and varied.It's for carpentry projects… I also know this.
It's cheap, requires good tool techniques, needs proper design consideration and demands sharp edges.Which makes it perfect for new woodworkers, experiments or items not destined for gallery status.The key to using construction lumber for furniture is how you approach it.
Texas Hill Country seems to be on the faultline of the types of construction lumber we can get.To the south and east you get Southern yellow pine (SYP) but to the north and west the smaller dimensions are white wood (SPF).
These names designate a lot of species with similar properties.I prefer SYP.All of the stuff is labeled 'kiln dried' - but you should assume that's false advertising.So approach the stuff as green wood straight from the mill and full of moisture; treat it as such and you won't have as many surprises.
Green wood moves, so I seek out the widest and longest SYP boards possible, 2x12x16s, with clear and...