Hi gang, I am starting to build a medicine cabinet for my bathroom, and the plan I found (and am modifying to fit what I want) calls for using Poplar for a frame surrounding (and holding) the mirror, with one leaf of the hinges mounted to it, but they call for Pine for the faceframe that sits behind the mirror frame, against the wall, and which will have the larger leaf of the hinges mounted to it.
The mirror frame is to be 3/4" x 2 3/4". The faceframe is to be 1 1/4" x 1 5/8". Overall dimensions of the cabinet will be 24"w x 31"h and be recessed into a 2"x 6" stud wall, giving me a depth inside of just over 5 1/2". One stud was trimmed down to 1" thick where it is right behind the cabinet, but there are two other untouched studs within 12" either side of the cut one, in a non-loadbearing wall.
So, with all that impertinent info, can someone advise me if I can just use some clear, straight grained pine I already have for all of these parts? What would the purpose be of using the poplar anyway? I would have to go buy some poplar if I have to use that.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. I hope to start cutting parts tomorrow.