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I’m currently planning my next project – a cabinet for a walk-in closet. Pretty simple cabinet with some shelves and a few drawers. For the drawers I’m planning on trying out dove tail joints by hand (I’ll make plenty practice joints on some old poplar first). For the real thing I was thinking about going with something like maple (soft or hard?). Does this sound reasonable?
 

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Maple is perfectly acceptable. Hard & durable. Problem is hard maple is real tough on chisels, and soft maple is lousy to work with (in my opinion). I like to use rift sawn oak for drawer boxes. Hard but not difficult to work, stable and straight grained, and cheaper than quartersawn stock. Whatever you end up doing, be sure to post pics!
 
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