My cherry cabinet has a 2" face frame. I want to hang some draw slides and
will need to put rather thick shims in to support them.
Pine would be an aweful lot cheaper than hardwood; what problems would
How does the wood movement compare to cherry, with and against grain?
If you're thinking of using the "Borg" pine, even the best they have is
typically about 12% mc and you'll probably pay more for #1 pine there than
you would for some kiln-dried #2 poplar from a local mill or hardwood
No, you don't. Lee Valley has a set of extras that hold the slide in the
back and another that screws into the face frame. You need 1/2" clearance
between the FF and drawer sides. I don't know if they fit all slides, but
they did fit the ones I used on my TV stand last week.
Screws and pine don't get along very well, and I'd expect you might have
problems over the long haul with the slides wanting to work loose and pull
I guess if I were building something, I wouldn't want to go any softer than
soft maple for holding screws. It's almost as cheap as poplar, but a lot
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As far as I know, such woods have been mixed since the masters created
furniture. Pine and other woods have been used in secondary and hidden
locations. Personally, I do not like to mix soft and hard woods within a
project. It just doesn't seem right according to my way of doing things. I
find the expansion rates too different, and screws and other fasteners
designed for hardwoods do not hold as well in softwoods and vice-versa.
However, I often use poplar or birch as a secondary wood along with other
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