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What type of wood to use

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I am planning a media cabinet / book shelf with a face frame and panel doors. I was thinking birch plywood carcass and painting the whole unit with a white enamel.

What type of wood should I make the face frame? Birch? Popular? Pine? Does it matter if I paint it white anyway?

And if I go to the trouble of custom making a cabinet... Do I really want to paint it white?

Anything but oak. I am tired of red oak.

Thanks, I value your expert opinions.

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I think I would use poplar. Few, if any knots paints well and is relatively inexpensive
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