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Old 05-24-2017, 09:52 PM  
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Building A Decorative Partition Wall, What Type Of Wood Should I Use


I am doing an interior fit out for an office for a startup company in Boston. They have asked me to build some partition walls like the picture attached. I'm trying to figure out what species of 2x4 would be the best to use, given its appearance. Studs will be finished with a coat of poly.

What type of wood 2 by 4 would you recommend?

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Doug Fir would be my choice.

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yep.. #1 kd Doug fir.

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yep.. #1 kd Doug fir.

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I get 2X12 select structural relatively cheaply, with no or few knots, and use it for natural finish balusters and rails. IMO, it's a great look. I just have to be careful about splitting.
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thanks everyone. DFir it is!
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Expensive wood.


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Stud grade here is just a little more than SPF, around $1-1.50 bf.

A few years ago it was cheaper for clear or #1 doug fir than SPF.
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What type of woods are already there or goin to be used? Do they want it to match existing woods or not ?

I'm in CO where red cedar or the darker brown cedar would be an option along with pine.

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Stud grade here is just a little more than SPF, around $1-1.50 bf.

A few years ago it was cheaper for clear or #1 doug fir than SPF.
Yep. It's almost like Doug Fir grows on trees around here.
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if its in the budget 6/4 maple would look badass
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Those don't look like standard stock 2x4's. Looks more like FAS grade lumber. Do they want stud grade or FAS grade?
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Those don't look like standard stock 2x4's. Looks more like FAS grade lumber. Do they want stud grade or FAS grade?
I'd imagine they're going for appearance, so a stud would have to be planed again 4S to get good surfaces.
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I'd be using maple.


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