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#1 posted 11-07-2011 04:59 AM

For what it’s worth, the best looking dimensional lumber in my Home Depot is 2×6 rafters. There are even a few almost clear boards in the stacks. I have used them for projects several times; very pleased.

A good japanese saw with rip filed teeth is not all that hard to use. Now, do I want to rip both edges off six 2×6s? No! Go buy you a laminated maple top and build your base. You can crosscut 4×4s and 2×6s a lot easier than you think. I’m no superman and I built a 100 ft plank fence with 4×4 post every 8 ft entirely with my japanese pull saw. Cut all the posts, all the plank lenghts, and several plank rips by hand over a weekend.

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