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Tip #250
When is more better than less ?

ALMOST ALWAYS - And here's why…

When purchasing lumber for projects, you should always figure on buying about 20% more than what your bill of materials tells you is required.

Why? For waste, and making trial cuts and various machine set-ups along the way. If you're using a lot of sheet goods or "common" grade lumber, increase that percentage to about 30%, since your waste will be higher.

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