What to Look for When Shopping for Wood
—Bring your lumber cut list to determine size and amount of lumber needed.
—Check for warps, twists, cracks, knots, or any other deformities that could compromise your needs.
—Check for matching grains and color when selecting wood of the same species.
—Make sure the wood that you purchase is kiln dried (KD).
—Choose board sizes that will give you the best economy.
—Make sure the wood is well protected from denting or scratching when transporting it back to your shop.