Best type of wood for support legs under breakfast bar
We have a soapstone breakfast bar requiring two decorative support legs to be placed at each end. Does it matter what type of wood (i.e. pine, oak, or maple) we select if we are goin to be painting it? Our cabinets are a maple glazed vintage white. My main concern is in the strength of the wood which the support legs would be comprised of. Obviously maple or oak would be a lot more expensive than pine however, oak would be a lot stronger than pine. Should this be a concern since this will be supporting approx. 180 lbs. of soapstone? We also have a stud framed kneewall and under counter table made of plywood.