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The plans I found use 2x12 lumber, would it be wrong to use 2x10 instead? The vertical hives use 1x10 for the deep.
 

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Why, I even use 2x4 if have nothing else.
Whatever is available I will use it.
The only issue with narrow boards - it takes more work to create the same dimension spec.
You are the boss and can mod the plans in any way to fit your situation.
 

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Since you are not stacking boxes you may be able to adjust inside height at top and bottom to give bee space. A 1×10 is only 9 1/4 inches wide so you need additional space above and below.
 

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Since you are not stacking boxes you may be able to adjust inside height at top and bottom to give bee space. A 1×10 is only 9 1/4 inches wide so you need additional space above and below.
There's the reason they used the larger wood.
I am making medium supers, 6-5/8", therefore I have to use 2x8 boards which are only 7-1/4" wide.
Seems like a waste yet the lack of quality wood these days makes this work out for the better because I trim both
long sides and the edges are often pretty bad allowing me to get decent pieces out of them.
Untreated Southern Yellow pine is what I am using and it heavy but sturdy stuff.
 

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The plans I found use 2x12 lumber, would it be wrong to use 2x10 instead? The vertical hives use 1x10 for the deep.
Thank ya'll for the answers, I wasn't taken the bee space, from the bottom of the frames to the top of the base board in consideration. I got it cut out of 2x12 waiting on some sunny weather to complete.
 

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Show pics of what you have cut so far. It is always fun to watch the progress.
I too am thinking of making a few over the winter.
 
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