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Which wood for worktop
Old 31st January 2013
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Which wood for worktop

Hi guys,

I'm moving to a new studio and need to build a desk to work on I got a couple of carpenters who will do it for me on site, I was hoping someone can give an idea re which wood is best to get.

I was thinking of getting solid wood Beech 40mm thick. or Oak block style matt 38 mm thick.

Does it matter for reflections etc ? is there a wood that's 'less' reflective/resonating or it doesn't really matter ?

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Old 1st February 2013
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Shouldn't matter for reflections... We have integrated rooms with desks and consoles of every type of wood... I do highly recommend that you build a desk out of hardwood so you can write on it and "use it" so it doesn't get destroyed.
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Just use mdf it's easy to use great to paint as well unless you are looking for a wood finish, I think if your monitors are on proper stands its not much of a problem as long as its solid and not glass wood is wood really
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