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wood ?

Post by DannyBoy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:19 am

Ok, fellas let me hear you thoughts. i have prob. 1,000 BF of reclaimed white oak lumber<for free i might as well add in> :lol: if i plane it down to around 3/16 " will it be to heavy for a ss&g build..
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Re: wood ?

Post by jem » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:38 am

white oak is about 2x the density of western red cedar. So it's going to be significantly heavier even if you're using 75% of the typical strip thickness.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wood- ... -d_40.html

Building with it will be challenging as well. Maybe you could use the free stock as accent strips?
-Matt. Designer.

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Re: wood ?

Post by DannyBoy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:32 am

thnks Matt was what i thaught but wanted other opinions :)
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