Any cabinet I’ve built has been stained. Now I have project that will be painted. What’s a good choice of wood for rails and styles that in the end, will be painted? Strength and mill-ability are my concerns. Plus… i don’t want to kill the budget. You thoughts? Thanks – John
The type of wood that is cheaper depends on where you live. If you live in say Florida you may find a cheap source of Cypress for example. Your best bet is to try googling lumber yards in your area, then compare prices. Here is a good link for basic wood descriptions and locations… http://www.osbornewood.com/woodtypes.cfm
CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!
Another vote for Poplar. The kitchen I did earlier this year had poplar face frames that were painted. The only thing I’ll say is that the end grain just sucked in the paint, so on those uppers, seal the end grain on your stiles first and you shouldn’t have any issues.