Archive for May, 2012

How Rough Cut Lumber Can Be Used

Using Rough Cut Lumber Can Save You Money

Woodworkers love rough cut lumber for a number of reasons. It is usually sold at a fraction of the cost of finished lumber, and it is available much thicker than finished cuts. Although rough cut lumber does not look as good as finished lumber, it does give the skilled woodworker more of a margin for error while saving money at the same time. Many do it yourselfers and woodworkers are turning to rough ...

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How Lumber Prices are Calculated

Lumber calculations can be confusing, even for veteran woodworkers.  Starting with our Roughsawn Pricelist (on ‘Lumber’ page) you’ll see prices from $3-8/Boardfoot (Bf).  These prices apply for 4/4 (1″) thickness, 8″ widths and 6′ lengths or less.  As you get up in all 3 dimensions prices will increase incrementally.  For 8/4 (2″) thick boards the widths increase up to 20″+ or even 30″+, lengths may be from 4′ to 14′.  For the species with a base price of $3/bf (Ash, ...

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