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Forum topic by brianlsu43 posted 02-18-2010 04:43 PM 942 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2010 04:43 PM

When ordering lumber from a lumber yard…..what is an average/standard quantity tolerance?

I just ordered a large qty of lumber and they shipped 16% more than ordered.

I always thought 5% (+ or -) was standard.


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#1 posted 02-18-2010 06:38 PM

I imagine it depends on how the yard picks the lumber. I’ve gotten some boards where parts were marked “bad” and not included in the total volume. Because I don’t mind cutting out the unusable parts, I typically end up with more than I ordered.

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