Birch or maple for painted doors?

geomegMarch 14, 2013

Which wood is better for painted shaker doors? I've read maple is stronger? Anyone use birch?

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kaljr82

We used maple for our painted doors. Never really considered birch.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 12:10PM
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suzanne_sl

Maple is very hard (less prone to showing bumps and bangs) and has very little visible grain, which is a good thing for a painted finish. Birch is a good wood, but is softer. Other things being equal, your better choice is maple.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 12:14PM
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