I am currently doing a frame up re-build on my 54 terry. I will be needing to nearly completely re-build most of the cabinetry. What type of lumber does everyone recommend to re-frame the cabinets. I will be cutting down the lumber from 2x4 lumber?Is everyone using standard 2x4 studs or more like #1 grade lumber for less or tighter knots? Fir, Pine, or other types of lumber? Thank you.
Almost all cabinets are one by material. I would say you're right on less knotty stock as it can crack with the road vibration. Some have had good luck with poplar but I go with standard stuff (spruce/pine/fir is the way it's listed), picking thru for the best boards.
I have a 54 Terry and the kitchen cabinet was one bys, the rest of the cabinetry was missing.
Post by roadtripper on May 14, 2019 5:50:26 GMT -8
I assuming your talking about the framing, and not the face veneer ....birch, oak, whatever. Vick’s is right on the poplar being good. It’s easy to work with, stable (won’t twist much), fairly inexpensive and easy to get knot free. Depending on where you live, clear dry sugar pine is great, but costs more. More available is yellow pine dry #2 in 1x any width from 2” to 12”. Best to buy extra and just choose pieces between the knots. Most pieces will be short anyway.