I had been planning to use 3/4 oak for the sides, backs, and false fronts for my new
WB drawers. However. "George"'s recent post about "How not to store a plane" stated
MOL, not to use oak, to store a plane, since it was an acid wood.
The tools, etc. to be put into the drawers would not be in DIRECT contact with the
oak, but only exposed to the out-gassing from the oak, if any.
Now I am back to square one. I have available at my local lumber yard poplar and SYP
at cheaper prices than the 2 Borgs. I am considering using kiln dried SYP and be done
with it. The only advantage to the Borgs is that their display lumber has been inside
- but do not know for how long. My lumber yard lumber is all stored outside under
roof. I always sort through and pick out each board. My lumber yard expects and
encourages that in fact.
I will appreciate any suggestions and/or alternatives for a wood for these drawers.