Surf Waves with Jack Johnson

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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Jesse S. Somer, M6.Net Jesse S. Somer is a peaceful soul who has surfed the occasional downhill road as well as virtual tidal wave.

Lumber 101

Written by Dave Markel

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If you aren't lucky enough to find a local supplier thenrepparttar next best thing is to order it. I have ordered through a couple different companies when my local suppplier doesn't haverepparttar 116179 stock I need. One is in Wisconsin andrepparttar 116180 other Minnisota. Of course you aren't able to look throughrepparttar 116181 stock and choose what you want but most places that provide this service gaurentee thier stock.

A few things to be aware of when ordering lumber. First make sure you specify whether you want rough or dressed stock. The main advantage with rough stock is it give yourepparttar 116182 flexiblity to dressrepparttar 116183 wood as you choose. You aren't limited to standard dimensions. Rough stock will cost less up front, but will take some time inrepparttar 116184 shop to prepare. Plus if you don't have allrepparttar 116185 proper tools for dressing lumber it may be more hassle then it is worth.

Dressed lumber is going to cost more but forrepparttar 116186 weekend wood worker this may be worthrepparttar 116187 cost. I have spent quite a bit of time dressing stock before starting a project. If you just want to get to work then this is probablyrepparttar 116188 best option for you.

Bottom line... If you have access to a lumber yard that supplies good hardwood and will let you snoop through allrepparttar 116189 stock, then this is probablyrepparttar 116190 best option. If not then you need to consider ordering it.

Before ordering or buying lumber it helps to be fluent onrepparttar 116191 terminology used. Hardwood is mostly sold byrepparttar 116192 "board foot". 1 Board Foot is equal to 144 cubic inches. So, for example a 2"x6"x1' board is equal to 1 board foot ( 2in x 6in x 12in = 144 cubic inches).

For your reference here are standard lumber sizes.

4/4 (four/quarter) rough = 1" thick board 5/4 rough = 1.25" thick board 6/4 rough = 1.5" thivk board 8/4 rough = 2" thick board 10/4 rough = 2.5" thick board

4/4 dressed = 3/4" thick board 5/4 dressed = 1" thick board 6/4 dressed = 1.25" thick board 8/4 dressed = 1.75" thick board

Dave Markel is the author of "The All Wood Working Journal". He has helped hundreds of individuals improve their wood working skills. Visit his site at

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