Recycled Lumber I'm currently doing some remodeling on an old house. About 1920. Everytime I do this I can't help but wonder if the old pine boards being ripped out aren't the ideal thing for the first double bass that I'm going to make "someday". My question is what is the maximum number of boards acceptable for a top?(table) For a back? At what point does it become a "lateral plywood" (butcher block, if you will) bass. Many boards I come across are straight-grain, quarter-sawn. (by chance, I'm sure.) Thoughts on spruce, pine or fir would also be appreciated. I know spruce is preferred but aren't alot of older basses pine and fir also? Was oak ever used for the back and ribs? Thanks.