Have any of you Kreg woodworkers ever used Aspen?
I noticed that they now carry it at my local big box store.
I did a little reading on it and it sounds like what I am
looking for to make some cabinet faces.
Straight, reasonable priced, paintable, not many knots or defects.
Anyone have any suggestions on using it?
Is it considered a hard or soft wood when it comes to Kreg screws?
I made the title generic in case others wanted to post comments on other types of wood as well.
Ive used Aspen a few times,it would be considered more a soft wood in my book...very nice grain,but one Issue I have with it is it has a tendency to "chatter" and tear when routed,it also has a very fuzzy-like grain when sanding...but all in all I do like the wood for its features and cheaper costs.
I did the far left base cabinet as a test, now I will start building the overhead cabinets (and changing the sketch-up as I go) and the the base units, bench and shoe storage. The wiki entry said "A popular wood in the north but not seen much in the southern states. Should be sealed before staining (which made no sense) but takes paint well. Lack of wide growth rings and knots makes it good for woodworking."