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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 01:53 PM

I had always been told that the rough cut still is 2” x4” but no one wants those rough boards any more, so they are machined (planed and jointed) to the sizes we now have. It is the price to pay for smooth lumber.

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