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PostTue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 pm 
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i understand the stuff at home depot and lowes generally sucks for 1x6 planks. anyone find a good local deal that has quality products?

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PostTue Dec 11, 2018 10:56 pm 
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I bought some cedar fence boards from the hardware store in Granite Falls to use for an interior wall of a cabin. The quality was amazing compared to boards from HD and Lowes, the price I don't exactly recall, I am thinking 15-20 % more. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

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PostTue Dec 11, 2018 11:29 pm 
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It's not exactly in your neighborhood, but Issaquah Cedar & Lumber usually has a good product, but not big box prices. . . .
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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 7:09 am 
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iron wrote:
i understand the stuff at home depot and lowes generally sucks for 1x6 planks. anyone find a good local deal that has quality products?

Look for it at a real lumber/building supply business.  The box stores do suck when it comes to lumber quality.

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 10:43 am 
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Kascadia wrote:
It's not exactly in your neighborhood, but Issaquah Cedar & Lumber usually has a good product, but not big box prices. . . .

yes, i looked at their site. seems like good quality stuff. didn't see prices though and i'm phone-averse.

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 10:47 am 
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Plus as you probably already know, most places give a bulk purchase discount price.

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Any full service lumberyard will have better lumber than Home Despot or Lowe’s. Usually the price will be lower also. Issaquah Cedar and lumber is more of a boutique but they have really nice stock especially for outdoor furniture.

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 2:55 pm 
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It would help to know the use for the cedar. Interior? Exterior? Decking? Trim? Beware, there is a lot of crap cedar for sale out there. Make sure that there is absolutely NO sapwood if for exterior use.
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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 2:56 pm 
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exterior fence. 6ft tall. posts at 8' OC

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Hopefully you won't do one of those weird sideways fences that seems to have become more prevalent as of late.  down.gif

How does one know how to identify and avoid "sapwood"?  smile.gif

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 6:38 pm 
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Limback in the North end, Compton in the South. Stewart Lumber on Rainier.
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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 6:48 pm 
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+1 for Stewart Lumber. It's one of the few old timey family kind of places left too.

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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 7:29 pm 
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iron wrote:
anyone find a good local deal that has quality products?

There was a three page discussion on this very topic in May, 2017.   One of the places mentioned was Mill Outlet in Tacoma.   (Note: I have no experience with them, but they were local.)  ~z
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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 pm 
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I got some at Dunn this year, which was way better than the stock at Lowes. Probably any lumber yard will bet better than a big box store.
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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Issaquah Lumber sells 7/8" cedar fence boards, they usually do not warp and twist. Mine haven't after 15 years. It is good to cover the tops to keep rain out. I like to top the fence posts with a 2x6.
Otherwise you will see rot in just a few years.

They cost more than the home center 5/8" ones, no surprise. And you won't be standing there picking through the pile.

A well built cedar fence, with best quality materials, should last 40 years.

Good luck.
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