Tying Down Lumber
How to keep your mahogany off the highway
There are tricks to keeping lumber from taking flight when transporting it from the lumberyard, and most of them are simple, writes Gary Williams. In this article, he explains why using several short ropes to tie down lumber is wiser than using one long one, and he shows the three knots that are essential to getting your lumber home safely. Photos and illustrations show how he cinches a basic tie-down and he also shows how to cary plywood and lumber together. Last, he shows what not to do!
From Fine Woodworking #144