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Since you intend to paint it you can use whatever is cheapest. The caveat is the cheaper stuff is usually the softest (e.g pine, poplar, etc.) and isn't necessarily the pretty stuff. Although it's a matter of personal tastes and preferences. In my part of the world, sassafrass is pretty cheap right now ($2.60/bf) and pretty good to work with. Where you are, ...


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You can use anything, pretty much. I mean you wouldn't want to use balsa but anything you'd typically find for sale in a lumber yard that you might consider making furniture from — including pine and even some types of spruce — will do you. I'm thinking poplar might be a good choice Poplar is a good choice. It's often the go-to pick for paint-grade work ...


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