Originally Posted by Halycon
Has any any experience in using red deal for joinery furniture? I feel I have gone as far as I can practicing on white deal/ spruce from builders merchants. I mostly use hand tools as I like the peace involved.
I can't justify hardwood prices, especially at the moment.
Good quality red deal is fine for joinery, if you are on a budget.
Just make sure for external joinery you properly deal with the best protection
that suits your product.
Proper attention to stains and external weather protective coats will ensure you get the maximum time out of the timber. It wont last forever , but by the time it gives out, you might be able to afford better material, and you will have honed your skills