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Posted on Methods for calculating and preparing wood for projects?

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 07:44 PM

i once had wood milled at the yard, it was a project for the yard. so they offered to, but i won’t do that again! i had to rejoint all the edges because none were square! and there were thick lines everywhere on the wood left by huge dents in their planer blades.
so i do everything myself now.

about the wood quantity. for me it depends on the price and use. if it’s a cheap species that i use alot like pine, i will buy large quantities in advance. if it’s a special wood or expensive then i will buy just enough for the project, meaning at least 30% more than estimated, and usually 50% more is safer.

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