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Re: WOOD: Availability of No.1 and Select Structural Grades

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Bill,

Take a walk to the aisle of Home Depot.  You will only find No. 2 grade
or lesser.

Rich

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 11:27:32 -0600 Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
writes:
> Still more studied ignorance. What this guy doesn't know could fill 
> the 
> Library of Congress (well, come to think of it, it DOES!)
> 
> I was told some time ago by a contractor in response to my 
> specifying 
> "Select Structural" lumber that it was not available, would have to 
> be 
> special-ordered, would cost a fortune, etc. He claimed "we can only 
> get 
> No. 2 lumber, no better."
> 
> Since this was an ongoing project and I was called in to fix a 
> "problem" 
> (TRANS.: "contractor screw-up"), I thought later, after the fact, 
> that 
> this may have just been a leg-pull, that he was operating the job at 
> a 
> loss by that time and that he wasn't willing to spend a dime more 
> than 
> he had to.
> 
> I don't have any sources here in the Houston area that I can go to, 
> so 
> I'll cast my bread on the usual waters and ask here: What are the 
> availability concerns for "better than No. 2" lumber? Of course, 
> around 
> these hyar parts we mos'ly use Southern Pine (for reasons of pride 
> and 
> politics) but I would be interested to know how this works for any 
> species groups that you all typically use.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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