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Old 01/06/2008, 12:58 AM
melev melev is offline
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I like it.

All the wood you've used is yellow pine. Yellow pine has a pattern to it. White pine is more 'clear' in that it has few knots, tends to be straighter, and feels significantly lighter. It also isn't as strong as yellow.

Poplar is a very nice clean 'clear' wood that doesn't break the bank. Oak is better because it is far stronger, and looks great when stained. Redwood is beautiful and left untreated smells good, but can definitely be painted or stained.

When I was in Austin, I saw a tank in Mike's office that had magnet catches. He used a huge magnet (like a mag float) on the cabinet doors to magically open the doors, which would otherwise be locked and inaccessible. The huge magnet released the catch. It was a great idea.
Marc Levenson - member of DFWMAS