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        Q: What kind of wood would i use to build a bmx half pipe?
A: Ok I am going be presumed you mean steel studs at a DIY store .   They are thin walled hollow steel . When you 're build a wall with the prepared made lengths this really is n't too bad . When you 're fabricating custom sized objets with the steel studs it is able be a pain . Cutting steel studs 's more challenging than cutting timber . You can use a chop saw or SkilSaw with a metal cutting blade , in cooperation with tin snips . Cutting metal studs 's more dangerous than cutting wood . While numerous DIYers treat safety as an optional measuring when cutting wood , it is certainly not optional when cutting metal . And we are not only speak about the sparks that are generated by the circular saw . Cutting metal studs by hand with tin snips 's a good recipe for lacerating skin , and the sound manufactured by an electricalal saw on metal studs will produce a ring in your ears for the coming week , should you 're forgetting to wear hearing protect . Metal studs 're not a `` forgiving '' material for the DIYer . The huge thing about wood is that it 's very , very flexible , malleable , forgiving material . With metal , everything is or nothing .  When driving a screw into a wood stud , the wood virtually it seemed to draw the screw into it . Tapping a screw into a metal stud require a little bit more labour and practice .   Weigh the cost issuance with your capabilities to work securely with the steel . Is it worth the hassle ? After everything you will still be hanging wood on the frame .   If you mean structural steel , box , canal , or rod -- just much more expensive .