What would be an advantage of using oak or something instead of pine. I have a color of stain I like and don't know what good it would do me to use something else. I know there are fancy grained woods but oak isnt to my eye not a big enough difference to pay the money for it when I get plenty of pine free. Just starting a discussion open to all opinions. I am going to get a router and dovetail jig soon and then will be starting my chest.