I have been buying rough lumber for about a year now up in New Hampshire at hardwood supplier, their prices are quite good and they have a good selection of stock.
I also do a little dumpster diving over at a molding maufacturer. It may be my imagination, but it seems to me the wood I get from the molding company is much better quality. The wood seems more solid, straighter and a bit more dense.
I’m wondering if the NH place is cheaper because they are buying the top or bottom of the stack? I have noticed some sticker stain that is impossible to remove.
Is all this my imagination?