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Are there any problems that may arise due to mixing softwood and hardwood in making a glued up panel work piece?

I made this test panel last night with scrap pine and hardwood salvaged from a piece of hardwood I found.

pine and hardwood panel

I may use it as drawer front in our cottage bunk house, which is in an environment that may be hard on it. Unheated in very cold dry winters. Very humid periods in summer and about 50 ft from ocean.

More info...

  • this panel is 39" long
  • 1/2" thick
  • lighter wood strips are knotty pine 1" wide (but no visible knots in these strips)..
  • hardwood is oak, and they are 1/2" wide strips
  • Be sure to alternate the directions of the growth rings. – FreeMan Jul 1 at 17:32
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    What is the thickness, length, and width of these panels your are glueing up? Are these short thin strips of wood? – Programmer66 Jul 1 at 17:38
  • Added info to question – GWR Jul 2 at 11:31
  • @FreeMan, that's a good general principle but can't always be followed because of other practical concerns (e.g. best face up) and possibly of no great importance with this application due to the narrowness of the strips and the intended use. – Graphus Jul 2 at 13:01
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    P.S. Excellent glue joints by the way! – Graphus Jul 2 at 13:05

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