Returning to working with wood after 20 years ago in Junior High, I've
hacked together a few cabinets for the wife and some small craft items
for her. Recently I've been finishing a pedestal bed with drawers
Next project will be the complete construction of a old style cherry
paneled library in my "office" basement room. A built in of file
drawers and a curio are fist on my list.
My long distance lumber supplier has warned me his common will have a
fair number of pitch pockets, I was wondering what long term effect do
I need to worry about with pitch pockets? Does one need to fill them
all or ignore them if you're not obsessed with a perfectly flat board
on the wall.
The local lumber supplier has Cherry at 7.50 a foot and there are
still 3-5 pitch pockets every board ft. I examined a piece a couple
of days ago at 7'x12" pretty clear with a small knot on most of it,
but at about 7 feet exact center was a large missing knot about an 1"
wide. NO sapwood, no bark. Roughly which grade would that type of