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)