How to: Choose the Right Lumber for Your Next Woodworking Project

I'm in the midst of an apartment decoration overhaul (look forward to some fun posts on that soon) so trips to the lumberyard are becoming a more regular part of my day (and I'm loving it). Whether you're a regular woodworker or a just a casual remodel-er, here are some good tips on how to find the best boards in the lot…

There are some obvious tips like “be sure to write down what you need” to less self-evident ones like how to check for slight kinks in the wood and how to properly sight your edges. Also, unless it's part of a very specific look, knots are the worst to deal with.

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