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I am going to build a shelf for my cat by wrapping a layer of faux fur fabric around a plank of wood. I have a mechanical staple gun and the fabric, now I just need to buy the wood.

Other than plywood, what types of wood would be appropriate for this project given the following considerations:

  • Lightweight, since it will be mounted on a wall
  • Able to be easily penetrated with a mechanical (non-electric) staple gun
  • Does not use chemicals in its manufacture (like glue is used to make plywood)
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Pine comes to mind immediately. Most big box home centers will carry a selection of 1"x pine- that is perfect for shelving.

Another option would be poplar, though it's a bit more expensive (generally).

Any softwood would do, but those two are the most common.

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    Poplar is a "hardwood", although it's not as hard as some others like oak and maple. – Hank May 20 '15 at 16:52
  • After some research, it looks like pine boards will be the best option. Thanks! – Stoop May 20 '15 at 17:06

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