Not quite. I do go there expecting studs that won't be premade
propellors or 'rustic cabin siding, 2" thick', or gigantic clothespins,
find I am sometimes disappointed.
last time I went to HD
the contractors were lined up at the register 15 people deep.
They must not be "professional contractors" right?
you are a shmuck!
a deal is a deal no matter where it comes from.
do what I do when I need lumber at HD.
make them pull a new lift for you to pick through...........they will
and they do.
| Naw, customers *should* expect to find the same quality lumber that
| buy at the local real lumber yard (where the professional framer would
| get his supplies). What they find is a different story.
I haven't noticed any quality differences between our local lumber yards,
Lowes, or Home Depot. It's mostly a matter of first come, first serve. If
you're first to get to the pile, you can find lots of nice straight lumber.
If you get there after it has been picked over, all that will be left is
the warped and twisted firewood. :)
The lumber yards work better for large orders like framing a garage or
something, but they're not very convenient to go in and hand pick a few
2x4's for a workbench or something. Especially if I need to pick up a few
boards late in the evening, along with a faucet, a rake, a plant, and a
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