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Posted on Need 5/4. Can I glue up my own?

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 08:08 PM

What I have done on two projects when I wanted QS grain (Ash in my case), was to cut 8/4 lumber along the “edge”. Of course this only allows you to have 2in (8/4) wide boards when you do this. It sounds like you are looking for the QS for building legs and or framing of your project, correct?

I also had access to the lumberyard so I could choose my 8/4 boards. I chose a couple of boards that look to have been one of the first sawn from a very large diameter tree. This meant that the rings on this 7 1/2in wide 8/4 started on one edge and exited along the other edge. Not a “good” board on the traditional sense, but cut as I did, it worked out perfectly. As a matter of fact, the Lumber guys actually set these boards aside as undesirable until I insisted upon purchasing them.

Too bad you couldn’t plan a long road trip to an area with ample access to a couple of lumberyards of hardwood distributors.

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