George Vondriska

How to Buy Lumber According to Grade

George Vondriska
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Duration:   11  mins

In this comprehensive video, George will walk you through selecting the suitable lumber for your woodworking projects, ensuring you get the best quality and value for your money.

Lumber Grades

George will explain the various lumber grades, including Select Structural, No. 1 & BTR, No. 2, Construction Grade, No. 3, and Stud Grade lumber, and how they’re defined by strength, appearance, and number of defects.

Lumber Inspection

George will provide practical tips on inspecting and choosing lumber at your local home improvement store or lumberyard. He will discuss the importance of checking for warping, knots, and other imperfections that can impact the quality of your finished project.

Optimizing Lumber Purchases

George will touch on the importance of optimizing your lumber purchases by considering factors such as waste percentage and the potential for reuse in future projects. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Following George’s expert advice will give you the knowledge and confidence to buy lumber according to grade, ensuring you get the best materials for your woodworking projects.

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2 Responses to “How to Buy Lumber According to Grade”

  1. Chris Stachlinski

    George I enjoy watching your videos picking up tips and ideas. For purposes of cutting boards that have a large curve or bow carries a board straightening tool. The cost is only $10 and the few times I’ve used it it seem to work well Chris

  2. gkhouk

    I am watching the "How to Buy Lumber According to Grade" unfortunately I am receiving the first three minutes of the video. I understand this is a Free Video, but I am a Premium Member and I am logged on, shouldn't I be getting the complete video. In the past that is how your videos have played. Again, I am logged In.

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