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Tip #39
Drying Your Own Lumber

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Invest a little time and save bundles when you buy lumber.

Unfortunately for woodworkers, wood costs money. There are ways to beat the high cost of lumber, however. You just have to do a little looking around.

The easiest way to save money on wood is to do what the furniture companies do -- buy in quantity. If you live in an area where there are hardwood forests, there will probably be a hardwood distributor nearby where you can order lumber. However, you’ll have to buy somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-1000 board feet to get the best prices. Even if you had the cash to buy ten year’s worth of lumber, where would you put it?

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