Be Organized when buying lumber
In this part of my Buying Lumber series I talk about building a plan for your lumber yard trip. This involves reverse engineering your parts list back to the boards. A lot of variable are in play here that only you as the maker of your particular project can answer. What are the most important parts? Is grain and color match important? What about the cut of the boards? Is quartered or rift sawn needed in any of your boards? What lengths are really needed and how can you optimize the waste pieces?
Its about efficient lumber buying and having an actual plan A and plan B so that your trip to the yard goes smoothly. Understanding how lumber grades work will help you build a foolproof plan B as well.