Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on a bunch of beautiful-looking boards from an online supplier, there are a few things you should know. The Internet is an effective way to find just the right lumber for your project, as long as you educate yourself and take a few precautions. In addition to talking to a wide range of suppliers, Patrick McCombe asked five of his co-workers to buy wood online to see how their experiences measured up. In the end, they came away with 10 tips that will make your online buying experience a success.

From Fine Woodworking #211