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I'm building a tv stand and wanted a thick top and was wondering if I could use pine 2/4's and join them together and plane them down a bit? Would this look ok???
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It wold be quite rustic.
Depends on the joining method.
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I don't know about rustic

When it's rustic......it's rustic
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I'm building a tv stand and wanted a thick top and was wondering if I could use pine 2/4's and join them together and plane them down a bit? Would this look ok???
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If you were to use 2x4s for top you would have to rip edge down,then joint the edge to make them seamless. Because 2x4s have a champer edge

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Please explain, rustic meaning it would look like trash? Another way of asking, would pine 2x4's look similar to solid wood pine boards?
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framing lumber

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Please explain, rustic meaning it would look like trash? Another way of asking, would pine 2x4's look similar to solid wood pine boards?
Framing lumber will not get you the same asthetic results as grade a or select grade pine will.
If you want a deck like look, just screw em together. If you want a more refined look, you will have to do alot of work planing and jointing the surfaces to get a good clean look. Also you will have to be real picky when choosing the 2x** as the grain structure is very important in this application. 2x** tend to warp and bend at the lumber yard so be aware of that.

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