Choosing Wood for Furniture

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If you’re a budding woodworker, you might consider making wood furniture in the near future. However, even furniture made by a seasoned veteran won’t turn out very well if he doesn’t use the right kind of wood. As long as you do your research and find a reputable specialty lumber supplier, you should make plenty of elegant and durable pieces of furniture.  

The type of wood you choose depends chiefly on your budget and furniture project. If you’re building a bench or another large piece of furniture, you might choose inexpensive wood—pine, ash, or fur, for example. If you’re building an elegant chair or table, you might go for walnut, oak, or another pricy hardwood. It’s also important to think about aesthetics; hardwoods tend to be more attractive than softer woods, and are thus better for indoor furniture.

Whether you’re looking for hardwood or softwood, you can find it at Southern Lumber of San Jose. We offer a wide selection of specialty woods for woodworkers of all skill levels. Call (408) 297-9663 to learn more about our selection of lumber, moulding, and vanity cabinets. 

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