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#1 posted 11-05-2018 09:22 PM

I have found the best way to save money on hardwood lumber is to buy straight from the sawyer. Often he has stacks of lumber that have been air dried for a year or more. I save money by kiln drying it myself.

Once you start buying lumber “by the stack” you’ll never go back to buying it by the board foot. I remember one time I paid $0.44 per b.f. for a stack of 5/4 quartersawn white oak.

Drying your own lumber only makes sense if you plan to do a lot of projects, but the savings is significant.

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