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Birch or maple for painted doors?

Posted by geomeg (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 12:01

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

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RE: Birch or maple for painted doors?

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

RE: Birch or maple for painted doors?

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.

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