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Old 01-02-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
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Which Quality of pine lumber for tongue and groove wall?


So I am planning to redo my walls in my living room with pine 1 x 6s or maybe 4s (haven't decided size yet). I am just curious as too what Quality of board I should get because I see they have select, quality and standard. I know quality would obviously be nicer but very costly and I figure they might be more for outside purposes. I don't get much rain in my living room but I don't want to use the cheapest if there is a risk of warping. While you're here I also have been on an extensive search for beginning router bit sets. I know I'll use it for shelving and probably other stuff I venture into learning overtime. I have yet to find a bit set with tongue and groove included.
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You cab save a few bucks buying router bit sets.I have always bought single bits as the need arises for a certain profile.The sets look less expensive but when you never use half of them,what is the savings?
If you plan on using a tongue and groove set you really need a router table for best results.
I would go with the quality grade pine.The standard grade gets pretty rough.The select has less knots and the color match is better.
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clear pine will give you the best results. as it wont have any large loose knots.

if you want some character you can use knotty pine , the only thing is you may need to pick through it a little more to make sure your knot getting loose knots and really unsightly ones full of pitch
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You cab save a few bucks buying router bit sets.I have always bought single bits as the need arises for a certain profile.The sets look less expensive but when you never use half of them,what is the savings?
If you plan on using a tongue and groove set you really need a router table for best results.
I would go with the quality grade pine.The standard grade gets pretty rough.The select has less knots and the color match is better.
This is what I've done over the years, just buy as you need them. I am just the other way when running T&G, I want a hand held router instead if the router table, if a board is off a little the profile can ride down and mess the board up where the router just follows the bend, twist or what ever. JMHO
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That's why I use feather boards on the router table.For me it's just to easy to tip the router when running it by hand.It does not take much with T&G to mess up the joint.
Just my preference.
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