New pantry cabinets. Wondering on the best wood for the face frames. They will be painted.
That is funny I expected to see Poplar first, then Birch, then maybe alder or Maple etc.Maple, Basswood, Poplar, Birch. Any, all. Take your pick, you can't go wrong.
I was thinking maple. Poplar fuzzes and dents easy. Now if it would quit raining so I can head to the store. Cost will be trival compared to the doors I need.
Poplar isn't my first choice mainly because it takes more prep work to get a really nice finish, Alder is a food choice and something I thought about while on the way to the job site, to install painted Maple cabinets. Basswood is something that was used a lot in the 60s and 70s as face frame material for painted cabinets, because it was cheap, plentiful, and easy to work with, not to mention clean of knots.That is funny I expected to see Poplar first, then Birch, then maybe alder or Maple etc.
And from the responses of people (like Richard) who I know do this and respect Maple seems like a consensus!
Also, I guess I never thought anyone would make cabinets from basswood?!