Inexpensive furniture woods
What do you do when the prices of your favorite furniture woods, like cherry and walnut, keep going up but the economy and the money you have to spend on wood have taken a downturn? Well, I need your help to answer that question. Do you know of a good alternative to traditional (and often expensive) furniture woods? I like ash. It’s widely available on the east coast, can be had for just a few dollars a board foot, isn’t too hard to work, and is beautiful.
If you have a particular favorite, let me know. I’m working on an article about just this topic, and we’d like to hear from our readers. Ya’ll (as we say back home in the South) are all over the country, and might know of a great, under-the-radar, wood.
You can post a response to this blog, or in this thread on our discussion forum, Knots.
And, thanks for your help.