Tips on Lumber Thickness

April 4th, 2011 by
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The best way to kick off your projects on the right foot is to start with stock that’s flat, square and of consistent thickness. That, of course, involves a round of surfacing at the jointer and planer with wood that’s thicker than you need. Our field editor discusses how to buy smart the next time you’re stocking the lumber rack for an upcoming project.

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One Response to “Tips on Lumber Thickness”

  1. Mr Woodworking says:

    Good explanation, Chris. It’s all too easy to get burned with “undersized” stock. A quick measure at the supplier will reveal all sorts of differences like this.

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