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#1 posted 08-29-2011 08:14 PM

I think part of the issue is the quality of the construction lumber that is used. I purchased 2×4s for studs and 2×6s for joists for this project. I spent a long time combing through what was available at Lowes and rejected at least 2 of every 3 I looked at. Even then, I did not have perfectly straight boards. I’m sure someone else will eventually buy the boards I rejected. I’ve been a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity building projects and some of the boards they had were absolutely terrible – - but they used them.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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