Is it feasible to use furring strip to create a large frame? in General Woodworking Talk Posted August 21, 2019 · Report reply 16 hours ago, Chestnut said: Wood as a material regardless of species has pretty good tensile strength (pulling strait along the grain) It has good compression strength it most directions. I don't know what the X bracing is called, as an engineer i just want to call it a truss. Thanks for that information Chestnut. I guess I'm a bit cautious since it's my first woodworking project, but it's reassuring to know that most woods have tensile strength. Just have to avoid cheap pegboard! 14 hours ago, K Cooper said: I think furring strips will work fine. Finding straight ones may be a chore. I didn’t notice from the video link, what they were attached to but assumed it was something other than poster board? 1/4” ply with the strips will give it plenty of rigidity. Good to know. The video uses MDF board with thickness of 6mm, so I'll be using 1/4" since I'm in the US.