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Forum topic by Josh posted 05-04-2007 06:42 PM 1600 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2007 06:42 PM

Trying to figure out D2S. Search reveals that it means “2 sides dressed” how does this differ from S2S? Most of the lumber my dealer has (that i have been buying) seems to be D2S (according to their pamphlet. It is certainly not rough on all sides. I have been getting maple, walnut and purple heart.

School the newbie!

thanks,
josh


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#1 posted 05-04-2007 09:37 PM

No difference. Synonyms.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#2 posted 05-04-2007 10:18 PM

thanks jeff.

is it common to offer mostly D2S vs. rough? My dealer has everything D2S up to and including 8/4. 12/4 and up are rough.

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#3 posted 05-05-2007 06:56 AM

It’s not uncommon. I don’t have many options locally. My dealer sells mostly lumber that is surfaced on three sides and jointed on one. If I need a bunch, I normally order a larger order of rough lumber and plane it myself. I don’t have a jointer, so I have to use a table saw jig or shim my router fence. Buying in bulk helps if you have a little space to store the lumber. You will most definitely be paying more for the surfaced boards. A planer will pay for itself after a few larger orders.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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