Material selection for built in.

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Topic by Vintagewood1960 posted 01-02-2018 06:02 PM 5608 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2018 06:02 PM

I originally posted this question to the woodworking forum and only had one response so I thought I would give it a try over here.
I’m going to start a “built in” ( 117 “ x 96” ) project in the next week or so but I’m having trouble in determining if I’m going to have too many textures involved
I’m remodeling my family room with V groove T&G pine on the walls and as a result my “Built in” would have the T&G pine as the back of the bookcase shelves. The upper bookcase case and shelves would be ash plywood with cherry face frame. The lower cabinet base would be ash plywood with a cherry lower base (kick plate) and cherry top. Similar to the woodsmith version (picture)
That was the plan. I was a little concerned with having three textures T&G pine , Cherry face and ash ply all together but In my mind it looked like the combination would work.

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10-04-2020 11:27 AM

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05-22-2023 12:15 PM

When it comes to selecting materials for built-ins, several factors should be considered, including durability, aesthetics, functionality, and budget. Here are some common materials used for built-ins and their characteristics:Wood: Wood is a classic and popular choice for built-ins due to its natural beauty, durability, joint pain medication and versatility. Hardwoods like oak, maple, cherry, and walnut are commonly used.Plywood is an engineered wood product made by layering thin wood veneers together.MDF is a composite material made from wood fibers and resin. It is dense, smooth, and highly stable, making it suitable for painted finishes.

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