Timber species for faceframes

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Timber species for faceframes

Postby Al dedenus » Fri, Jul 13 2012, 4:00AM

I'm doing a kitchen with faceframes that is to be finished in a cream colour satin lacquer.
I'd like to use a hardwood so it will stand up to knocks and general wear and tear,however timbers like Oak and Ash arn't suitable as they are to open grained so when I lacquer you would see the grain .Thought about using Beech or Maple?
Obviously want something that is both durable and stable
Would appreciate any feed back and suggestions for a suitable timber to use :?:

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Re: Timber species for faceframes

Postby Simon Randall » Fri, Jul 13 2012, 4:46AM

I would look at Tulipwood (hardwood )

Botanical Name
Liriodendron Tulipifera

Origin
USA (also known as Canary Whitewood and Yellow Poplar)

Brief Description
Colour:Pale yellowish-brown to pale olive-brown, streaked with olive green
Grain: Straight
Texture: Regular, fine

Uses
Pattern making, carving, cabinet making interior fittings and joinery

Working Properties
Easy to work, with both hand tools and machines

Durability
Non-durable

Density
450 kg/m³

but this info is for the UK so you are best off calling you supplier and ask for a sample of it and then do some test finishing to see.
Thanks
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Re: Timber species for faceframes

Postby Simon Randall » Fri, Jul 13 2012, 5:08AM

Thanks
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Re: Timber species for faceframes

Postby Rick Palechuk » Fri, Jul 13 2012, 11:45AM

Poplar is pretty soft, we use it for paint grade stuff. Birch or maple would be more ding resistant.

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Re: Timber species for faceframes

Postby Al dedenus » Tue, Jul 24 2012, 1:22AM

Thanks for the input guys Maple it is :D

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Re: Timber species for faceframes

Postby Will Williamson » Tue, Jul 24 2012, 8:37AM

I see a lot of companies using Soft Maple for paint grade they are 2 different grades whnad (worm holes not a defect)and whad (worm holes a defect)
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