Last weekend I decided to do some DIY, only I had not planned ahead and I needed some 3x2. Being the weekend, the timber merchants were closed so I went to Wickes. Some of the wood had been smashed in transit/damaged by the in store forklift or some other carelessness, and what few pieces remained in one piece were split or warped. I walked out in disgust and went to B&Q. Sadly the wood there was not much better so I walked out of there empty handed too.
I went to the timber merchant yesterday and got some pristine 2.4m lengths of timber. I also bought some 3m lengths but when I got them home, I noticed that these were slightly warped. I am hoping they might exchange them next week.
Am I being too fussy? Is it impossible to get straight wood? Surely if you buy planed wood, it should not be necessary to have to plane it a second time when you get home! I bought rough sawn but I would still expect it to be straight.
Am I being unrealistic? Is it impossible to get long lengths that are not warped? Is the idea that slight warping can be rectified when you fix the wood?