Skip to comments.The One-Stop Shop Guide to Lumber
Posted on 07/10/2016 8:54:19 PM PDT by Eddie01
As Ive mentioned in previous posts over the years, while Im not the handiest or craftiest guy, I do make an effort to expand my DIY skills when I can. One thing that often leaves me scratching my head is purchasing lumber whenever I take on a project that requires it.
Youd think lumber would be simple; its just going and buying a piece of wood, right? But its surprisingly complex. There are so many choices that, even with a supply list in hand, I often find myself wandering the lumber section at the home improvement store for 20 minutes trying to figure out which pieces of wood I should buy. Common board? Structural? C or D grade plywood? Pressure treated?
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Funny, I was thinking about positing this very same article.
From one of the ladies, thank you.
You'll rest easier at night knowing that your buried studwall is the best money can buy... LOL! :)
You might get "idears". :)
Speaking as someone of the incredibly cheap persuasion: scrounging nice cut offs from constructions sites is a good way to get building supplies of up to 7’ or so.
Right now I’m hoarding enough to start a new shed....
It's OK, but it doesn't really flesh out the dinosaur correctly.
There's a lot in it that an ordinary person wouldn't use.
Perhaps I should write a tome or two on the subject.
I like to think of myself as a curly maple stud.
You’re not cheap-—you are recycling!
I’m sure some of the female Freepers will find that Aspect of yours attractive...
There are many furniture plans that use dimensional lumber so knowing the differences between it all is helpful. Bloggers like Ana White post the plans for free and they are often knock offs of Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware pieces. We love it and it has saved us so much money on beds, storage pieces and even toys. Our daughter’s play kitchen is the cutest one I have ever seen and it cost a fraction of what a store bought one would cost.
Dimentional lumber isn’t just for framing anymore:-).
If you want to do it properly....never buy from a store....get rough cuts with “true” measurements ...there are wood mill’s everywhere....but then again I am in Maine where people offer tree’s for free if you remove them....
No, it's not. :)
I built two access ramps this afternoon from scrap dimensional, AC2 and CDX ply.
Free is good. :)
Lol! Too late!
Go for it.
Last week I had a Douglass Fir floor installed even though there was no man around to antagonize.
Doug is very soft - but it has a pleasing look & feel.
NDS (National Design Standard) from the AWC provides propser guidance.
In the olden days people had a mobile saw mill come in and cut up OAK into real 2x4s, not these 1 1/2x 3 1/2 pine you get at the lumber yard.
I can tell the difference when I drive a nail into them.
Dude - that's MANLY construction.
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