10 Tips for Mail-Order Lumber
The Internet has made it easier to find exceptional wood, but you need to be an educated shopper
Synopsis: 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.
Sooner or later, one of your projects will call for a material that’s not available locally. Whether you need a deeply figured stack of matched boards, an exotic veneer, or an eye-popping slab for a natural-edge table, there’s a supplier somewhere who can help. You can find them by flipping to…