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About This Project

poplar

This was my first project - thanks Ana.
I had to shrink the dimensions from the plan to fit our space. Pretty happy with how it turned out given it was my first project.
http://our-big-house.blogspot.com/2011/10/project-build-desk.html

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
primer behr water based indoor paint spray on polycrylic
Estimated Cost: 
200
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Comments

whitewood is soft!!!poplar is stable ,hard and paints well....dont comment if you dont know what your talking about

the previous poster had my line of thought when I purchased the wood - Poplar looks great and would look fantastic with just a little bit of stain, right?

But I didn't know that staining poplar would be such a challenge.

So, yes, poplar paints well and that's why I painted in the end.