Question: What do you get when you buy two pieces of lumber at your local home center that's not warped, cupped, twisted, bowed, or split? Answer: I don't know. It's never happened to me. Is it just me or has the general quality of lumber dropped over time. I've always had to look close but it seems to be getting harder to find "good stuff" as Dave Arbuckle called in in another thread. I completed a fairly large deck expansion last Spring and ended up returning at least 30% of the wood for replacement. I recently had trouble just finding a suitalbe piece of 1X to make some extra fences for my RAS. When I ask the folks in sales about it they just laugh and agree. Most of my wood working friends agree also. I wouldn't mind paying a little more if I could get what I wanted. Even some of the stuff they called "premium" was NOT. I know this is an age old complaint but it seems to be getting worse. Is it too much to ask that my fire wood be straight and true?
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