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My son and I are planning on building a Tiki 21 this summer.
The study plans for the boat call for soft wood lumber.
"Timber: Use a fine grained softwood (white or red pine, spruce, Columbian Pine
etc.),selecting wood for grain and ‘no knots’. A light weight hardwood, such as a light
mahogany (also called gaboon or occume) can be used."
But we have a friend who just sent us this message:
"I have 1000 board feet of white oak logs sitting in my yard here and we are going to saw them up.
If you have a detailed list we can rough saw to suit and finish plane later."
So my question is this:
Would lumber cut from white oak logs be an acceptable substitute for "...fine grained softwood" in building the boat?
Unless we are told otherwise, we are hoping to take advantage of this generous offer.
If someone knows that this would be a mistake, please let us know.
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