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#1 posted 04-09-2021 01:16 PM

First, go to the tool section and grab an 8’ box level, the most expensive they have. Bring that with you to find the straightest boards. The poplar at the big box store is usually decent, but I still have to sift through and am lucky to find 25-50% of the straight enough.


I find the cheapest level from Horrible Freight to be just fine. Just verify the level set in the store ( bubble reads the same end for end) Fancy wood and brass does not make a better level.

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I’m pretty sure he meant to take a level from the tool section over to the lumber to use as a straightedge to check boards along their length, not purchase one. Besides, why would it matter if it was an accurate level?

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