After another failed attempt at framing a core I have finally managed a successful first layer. One of the things I am enjoying with this type of work is being able to use up some of my smaller scraps. This time I have found some old OB hardwood noggings I removed when I remodeled my bathroom. Too short for much they have been sitting in my scrap pile for years. The hardwood is much easier to handle than the soft cedar I was using last time.