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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2017, 12:50:46 PM »
Always thought white wood was tulip and or aspen etc. but not conifer. Those box stores should charge even more because they have it all ; bathrooms, credit card machines, long hours, returns, indoor shopping and so on. This is what the consumer demands.  They believe because of a few sale items everything in the store is cheaper. 

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 07:12:24 PM »
Lumber prices high here in Canada as well . I saw at the big box store

2x6x10 SPF.  $ 8.80 a piece

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 08:05:39 PM »
Lumber prices high here in Canada as well . I saw at the big box store

2x6x10 SPF.  $ 8.80 a piece

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.88 per board foot for framing lumber,  ain't too shabby!  I feel like things are coming around for the little guy!   :)
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 08:52:10 PM »
Yes not to shabby


I not sure if it's just me but looking at some of the 2x material in the big box stores I am thinking the quality is going down all the time.

I looked at 2x4 and 2x6 and most of what I saw was not good . It seems that these big planers that they run now are just tearing the lumber to the correct size.

Most of what I looked at would be much better if they sharpened the planer . A dull tool never produces good lumber .

Small trees , dull saws, duller planers . It may be the right size but it sure looks bad .

Not to blow my own horn but if I packed a bundle of my 2x material up alongside I bet mine would be all sold before anyone took one piece of the other.



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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 12:38:43 PM »
I keep wondering if they are putting larger radiuses on the edges so they can make more particle board? Last time I bought framing 2x's the had at least 3/8" radius on all 4 edges.
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 10:44:35 PM »
Why do they radius the corners . I produce sharp edge I like the look of it and I like working with it better than the round edge .

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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 05:59:46 AM »
Why do they radius the corners . I produce sharp edge I like the look of it and I like working with it better than the round edge .

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I keep wondering if they are putting larger radiuses on the edges so they can make more particle board? Last time I bought framing 2x's the had at least 3/8" radius on all 4 edges.

It's a mystery,  I also prefer square edge lumber over the radius....I feel it's more precise if it's cut right
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2018, 06:15:16 AM »
I think the square edge is more acceptable to damage. With everyone
handling it all the time I think it would look in rough shape and be
hard to sell.
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 07:28:59 AM »
I wish they would stop doing the radius. especially when trying to lay 2 pieces of drywall onto 1 stud. But for some reason they seem to think that it is important. Maybe its just what sells.
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 08:50:04 AM »
Just FYI,   The reason for the radius has to do with fire prevention.  The round edge takes more heat to ignite than the sharp square edge.

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 09:11:04 AM »
I go in Home Depot and nod my head. I like these prices. I saw mostly for myself and the higher the prices, the more $$$ I save.  :D
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 01:18:23 PM »
You can't have a square edge if it was never there.

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 02:03:47 PM »
I would be hesitant to think that the rounded corners are designed for any customer's benefit but rather the result of the manufacturing/processing operation.  Their only goal is high production.
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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 02:31:33 PM »
Just FYI,   The reason for the radius has to do with fire prevention.  The round edge takes more heat to ignite than the sharp square edge.

So this is the only correct answer? Never knew that . Seems a little strange to me but then what do I know .?

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Re: Loving these lumber prices
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 03:06:48 PM »
In addition to the other speculative ideas on rounded corners how about allowing some airflow through the stack?

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 07:28:03 PM »
Having been a planerman in a large production mill, I know the reason for the eased edges. S4S without eased edges is sharp and very hard on leather gloves, aprons, hands and clothes. 
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 07:43:15 PM »
Having been a planerman in a large production mill, I know the reason for the eased edges. S4S without eased edges is sharp and very hard on leather gloves, aprons, hands and clothes.

I wonder why they leave the shelving board edges square and sharp? ::)

Hmmm....another lumber yard mystery... :D
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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2018, 01:25:53 AM »
Construction lumber isn't likely to be edge joined like regular S4S.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2018, 07:13:21 AM »
Having been a planerman in a large production mill, I know the reason for the eased edges. S4S without eased edges is sharp and very hard on leather gloves, aprons, hands and clothes. 

The cost of PPE is negligible compared to the cost of the equipment to produce a radius.  If anyone thinks a large lumber company cares at all about employee clothing costs enough to add an expensive step to production I have a bridge to sell you. (old saying)  :D     
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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 07:53:48 AM »
A knife with a radius costs the same thing as a square edged knife.
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