Now I remember why I quit this forum before, I had mistaken it for a woodworker's forum. Real woodworkers use real wood, not plywood.
I am calling BS on that statement. You have a right to your opinion, but others disagree with you, including me. There are many people who use plywood and consider themselves "real woodworkers."
The good people in these forums have taken time out to give you their best advice. You may choose to accept it or not. They deserve your appreciation, not your insults.
Originally Posted by damnfool woodworks
I truly did not intend to insult anyone and I don't see where the insult is. Using plywood does not make you less of a woodworker, I just prefer using solid stock. I have worked in this industry for most of my life and yes everyone use some form of plywood including me. I just like the challenge of not using it and my shop is not cluttered with plywood scraps. Again sorry if I insulted anyone
You are apologizing for @RustyB
's statement, not your own. Nobody read any insults from your writing.
There is nothing wrong with preferring to work with solid stock, either you or RustyB, but that does not say anything about those who choose to work with plywood. Despite RustyB prejudices, I believe that woodworkers can touch plywood and still remain woodworkers. I have seen amazing woodworking art and craftsmanship that incorporated plywood.
RustyB could have said "Thank you for the suggestions, but I would prefer to build this with solid wood, not plywood. Can you recommend ideas that use solid wood and would blend well with my 120 year old hardwood floor?" In his original post that started the thread, RustyB didn't bother to mention a requirement to use solid wood or his desire to blend with a 120 year old oak hardwood floor. The reference to the hardwood floor didn't appear until six days after the original post.
Several people, including me, took time out of our busy days to offer suggestions and assistance to RustyB, and then RustyB threw it all back in our face, insulting us and the WoodworkingTalk forums in the process. Yeah, I take offense at that.
Let us pray that Rusty finds the perfect forum that hosts only real woodworkers who work exclusively with solid wood. Make sure it excludes all of us non-woodworkers who have ever touched anything else, such as plywood, MDF, melamine, acrylic, metal, etc. In the meantime, Rusty will have to settle for the imperfect Woodworking Talk. So sad, really, being stuck here and getting no ideas; all he got was useless advice from all of us non-woodworkers. :-(