19 Tips For Buying And Using Rough Lumber
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Buy smart to get the best deals and the best wood.Tips for Buying and Using Rough Lumber By Tim Johnson This story originally appeared in American Woodworker Magazine, October 2001, issue #89.1.Start out thick Rough lumber thicknesses are measured in 1/4-in.
increments.The thinnest rough-cut boards, labeled 4/4, and called four quarter, are 1-in.thick.It's tough to get surfaced stock thicker than 13/16-in.from 1-in.rough stock.Plan to lose 3/16-in.(1/4-in.
on thicker stock) when you plane a roughsawn board smooth.Hardwood lumberyards commonly stock species in 4/4 and 8/4 thicknesses, with additional sizes available based on supply and demand.2.Be prepared Take a tape measure and calculator with you when you go to the lumberyard so you can measure the boards you choose and figure out how much they'll cost.
Because roughsawn boards come in random widths and lengths (no two are alike) they're measured by volume, which can be calculated by using a simple formula.The standard unit, a board foot (bd.ft.), measures 12-in.
x 12-in.x 1-in.-thick, or 144 cubic inches.Because bd.ft.is a measure of volume, any combination of thickness (minimum 1 in.), width and length that equals 144 cubic inches also equals one bd.ft.Rough lumber is...