A while ago a customer that I was working with had a pallet of 1 x 4 clear fir boards that they weren't going to be able to use on a job. He asked me if I was interested, and I of course said yes (who wouldn't be). Needless to say I put this wood to good use. Although fir isn't necessarily the ideal wood for furniture, I was surprised how much I enjoyed working with the wood and how nicely the bedroom set turned out. This is the first bedroom set we've ever really owned, and my wife is very happy with it. You can't ask for much better than that.