I'd like to make some wooden toys for my kids, but I'm not really sure
what the best wood to use is, could you guys advise? I obviously want
to use a wood that won't splinter and which is quite hardwearing. What
would you suggest?
I haven't done any woodwork for years (since school), but would really
like to make a couple of things for the kids.
On 19 Sep, 18:04, email@example.com wrote:
Lime if you have it, otherwise beech. Both are easy to work and non-
splintery. Lime is appreciably lighter.
Avoid softwood. Mainly because this will force you to go to a half-
decent timberyard instead of a DIY shed. There will be better quality,
for lower cost. If you _must_ use softwoods, try to get as close to a
timberyard as possible (builders' merchant is poor, B&Q is dreadful,
Focus impossible). Then choose the "red deal" crapwood over the "white
If you're building climbing frames etc. outdoors, go for larch.
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