Nearing the end of a mammoth DIY fencing project here. Materials were
bought from a midwest home improvement chain. Some of the treated pine
2x4's are warped enough to make them unusable on this project. I'm using
standard fence brackets to attach to the posts, and a warp of more than a
couple of inches makes it impossible to make a good join. Not many are
bad - maybe 6 out of a total of around 80 pieces used so far. Should I
return them to the store for refund/replacement?
Maybe this is a stupid question, I just wonder whether there is an
acceptable wastage level that I should just write off myself. Wanted to
make sure before I load up the car to head down there. The annoying thing
is that you always seem to get the crap stuff when you have them deliver,
rather than pick it out yourself.
If it's not usable, you don't need to buy it -- take it back.
I'm guessing you're talking about Menards? A friend of mine had an entire
deck's worth of stuff delivered last year. He actually had THEM come out to
re-deliver and pick up some unuable boards, since he had no way to transport
Thats why I like our real local lumber yard. I ordered a bunch of
material for a project and they dropped it off when I wasn't here. The
next day my neighbor was admiring the quality and said "you must have
spent a long time at the "depot" picking out that wood". He didn't know
what to say when I told him I called the order in and never saw the
material until I looked outside.
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