I often get questions on substituting various thing’s , like plywood for drawer bottoms and backs , and as well as for case work and so forth.
Using lock escutcheon without locks and of course substituting lesser woods ..
With out question, the plywood works great, no issue here, and we can certainly make lesser woods far more attractive, and to use them for first time builds and so forth is a good thing, however, if and when you feel comfortable with your abilities , going with the real deal pays off, well at least at some point, I have told you many times, my clients would have my hide if I used plywood,,, so we always go with solid, but they are willing to pay for it, so there is a big difference, now I’m talking about your nice furniture, not an entertainment center or a set of cabinets. but rather the stuff your going to pour alot of time and effort into.. in such a case , remember it will be how you are remembered and your work ultimately judged.
One of the best examples of this, is the Townsend , Goddard pieces, here is an interesting artice about the sale of one….. but then again, seems you got to be dead to command decent fees 🙂 🙂 .. but well hey check it out
got all the snow shoveled, that’s gonna get shoveled, so today we are back at it, and working hard.. y’all be safe …..Later