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In this excerpt from Episode 4 of The Wood Whisper video podcast, Phoenix woodworker Marc Spagnuolo demystifies the process of selecting and buying wood at the lumber yard. In simple terms he explains how wood is measured in increments of quarters, and how it is priced using the standard board-foot calculation.
Watch another excerpt from this episode to learn how to tell if a board is flatsawn, riftsawn, or quartersawn just by looking at the end grain. Or visit The Wood Whisperer online to download the full episode.
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