On Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:39:30 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com (Edward A.
In reality depending on where you are this creates some oportunities.
I'm in Washinton state so there is a fair amount available. It's
convenient to pick up kiln dried lumber, but a tree guy I do stuff for
had 5-6' diameter logs that he had resawn and kiln dried for flooring.
So this could create oportunites for smaller vendors to come in and
On Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:39:30 PM UTC-5, Edward A. Falk wrote:
Find another yard or a hardwood dealer. Even 5/4 is barely 15/16 from a lot of sources now. I have a couple of sources that provide 5/4 that is actually in the 1" to 1-1/8" range and they will cut and plane to any thickness I want as long as I buy 100bf or more. Get away from the commercial stores and find the guys who want to sell and serve.
But I do share your pain. I tried to buy some redwood a few weeks ago for patio furniture. In Kansas it is hard to even find redwood and I ended up with some of the 11/16 stock (mainly for decking). Not the best deal but that is what you are stick with on redwood in KS. Hardwoods are a very different story.
On Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:49:33 PM UTC-5, RonB wrote:
I should have noted - most local mills will provide rough sawn hardwood that is at or even thicker than the nominal dimension. It has to be planed but I pick my own thickness. I bought a 17" x 45" chunk of "8/4" walnut from a guy a few months ago that is actually 2-3/8" thick. Gonna make a fat little rocking horse.
Hardwood lumber (and sheet goods) is simply one of those materials that
you always need to verify dimensions before you buy.
It's always been that way, and it's best to assume that it always will be.
And, if you don't plan on dimensioning it yourself, you better buy
enough to finish that project, plus 20%.
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