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I'm new here and maybe this has been addressed already. I'm getting ready to build a series of plantation shutters for my house. I think I want to use poplar, but I'm open to suggenstions. On the design side, I want to put a bead on the vertical stiles and am unsure if I should use a v-bit for the groove or is there a bit that will do a better bead for me? Any suggestions appreciated. .... John
 

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Depends on if they are inside or out. Popular does not stand up well to the elements. As far as a beading bit goes, look at MLCS they sell various size ones but t6he shipping to Canada might be expensive. To the US it's free.
 

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Thanks, Andy and Art for your responses. These will be inside shutters, so weather isn't an issue. The only reason I am considering poplar is that I thought it might be more stable and less prone to warping than soft woods. However, if I could get away with hemlock, fir or another common softwood, that would be substantially less expensive. These will be finished using a latex semi-gloss white paint. Art, I looked at MLCS. They have a beading bit that should do the trick. Thanks for the tip
 
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