I'm planning to build a workbench featured in the November 2001 issue of
American Woodworker. The plans call for construction-grade pine for the
frame. I have a lot of western red cedar on hand. Could I susbtitute the
cedar for the pine?
Cedar is too light as already mentioned but is also splits VERY
easily. I have punched nails in the legs of my bench and vise
bolts/screws and in general find that they take a beating. Pine is OK
but I rate it at the lower end on suitable woods for a bench. It is
affordable so that is why I use it.
On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:54:17 +0000, Andy Dingley
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