My experience is that HD is crap. Lowe's only slightly better. Went to get
two 12' 2 x 12's, and the WHOLE PALLET had a split in the same place on the
end of evey board running 18". Went to HD, and found two out of about 100
that were decent, but would not have bought them if I wasn't in a time
If you want GOOD lumber, you will go to a lumber yard, as they carry sizes
and grades you can't find at the Borgs. Kinda depends on the project, and,
as stated, if they give you a break for having an account, etc. But I think
any lumber yard has better lumber on average than either Lowe's or HD.
On Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:31:06 -0600, Martin Eastburn wrote:
I know I've posted this before, but Lowes bought the Eagle Hardware
stores here. Lowes now stands for "Less Of What Eagle Stocked" :-).
That said, I can still find more of what I need there than at Home Depot.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
Here in Canada, I have a HD about two blocks away, and a Rona three
blocks away, right next to a real lumber yard. I usually go to the HD,
can't find what I want at end up at Rona, the store is much smaller, but
invariably has what I need.
There is a Lowes being built and I believe it will open just after the
holidays about a block in the other direction. Wondering how that will
change my shopping habits.
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