|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 09-06-2010 08:58 PM||5372 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-06-2010 08:58 PM
I was wondering if any of you have any experience with the smallest state’s lumber yards….
After my last project, I am tired of getting sub-quality lumber, for about $5/bd(2×6..) Since now I have to find time to go out with either my father(off only 2 nights a week; hes a cop..) or my grandfather(getting older, so he is beginning to not have the patience to drive places and then come home and do other stuff..) and get another board…because the previous one warped way out of wack, and its quite bumpy(I guess thats my fault for not checking each board carefully..)
As you guessed… BORG special… Lowes to be precise..
This has been my experience for all of my projects so far… so I want to find a more reputable source of lumber… which may actually be cheaper… in cost and grey hair..(you laugh… everyone tells me that I actually have a patch in the back of my head thats dark gray… and I am only 15..:O )
Any mills around here that sell their run-offs(Like one of the other posters posted about getting a stack of sub quality(not cut straight, et cetera) for cheap…)
BTW: I am in upper RI so I try not to go to Kingstown for things.. as its a long way to travel for a couple boards… or in my case a bandsaw blade.. only to get there and have them be out of the cheaper one…
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