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#1 posted 01-06-2013 12:10 PM

Normally these would be 3/4”. I would go back when you are on your own and ask. Bring your tape measure and look around a bit. If they don’t any 1×3 and 1×3 that are a full 3/4”, you could check at another home center. Yes, you can buy clear pine but it is a lot more expensive than #2; perhaps double. If you have a table saw you could rip 1×12s down to your desired width. If you don’t have one, perhaps you have a friend who does?

You could also look on Craiglist for deals on hardwood. Depending on where you live you might be able to decent hardwood for prices that are comparable to #2 pine. Also, if you have a friend who is into woodworking, ask them where they buy there lumber, and if they buy in bulk they might be willing to let you buy a small amount from them at their cost which will be a lot lower than you could buy small quantities.

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