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Kind of Wood for table legs?

Hello, what type of wood is good for making thin table legs? Not looking for the best yet, but something in the middle? Thank you for your time

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How thin are the table legs?

What weight will the table hold?

What is the table design?

What is the table purpose?

Will you make the table top of the same material?

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How thin are the table legs?

What weight will the table hold?

What is the table design?

What is the table purpose?

Will you make the table top of the same material?

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Ok, the thin pieces are actually for (do not know proper name), the spindles that fit from leg to leg to help sturdy the legs. My legs are very steardy w/o them, but, thought I would give them a try. just enjoy using the lathe.
I made the legs out of reg 2X2 stock from home depot, knots are killing me.
Table won't have much weight on it ideally, It is a Lego building desk, with a turning center.
The top will be/ is a different wood(already done with that.)
Thank you for your time
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I would make them out of the same wood that you made the legs.
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I will agree and say stay with the same material. I've turned everything from balsa to ebony and think it's all great. But yes, you'll want to stay away from nasty knots. Start with clear wood and play with knots as you get experience.
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Thank you very much!

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