In my first post i mentioned that I couldn’t find any dimensional lumber at my local big box stores. Well now that I have learned a little bit it was easy to find the hardwood section.
I could see that they had Red Oak, Poplar, and something called whitewood? that looked alot like Pine to my inexperienced eyes. The had 6 or 7 racks of boards of various lengths and widths. The one thing I did notice was the price. A 6×6 x 1 poplar board (3 board feet) was going for about $23. That means it was $7.60 / board foot. That seems pretty high to me.
I have to say it was an interesting experience to go into the lumber section and not be totally bewildered.
-- Danger: Novice Woodworker here.