Finman asked what sort of wood. Pine. Eastern, Western, white---I've seen all of these. All are a soft wood.
I've had one frame split at the nail, but only one out of about 150, and some of that might be my own poor nailing technique. I was told at my beeclub that nailing and gluing was overdoing it, but hey, I have the time, can't hurt, might help.[/quote]