The DIY life does not come easy to all of us. Some of us are project-challenged, meaning we would love to DIY it, but perhaps lack the skills or know-how to get the job done. Others of us are just plain clueless when it comes to projects. Nails, we need nails you say? And what about wood? How do we go about getting that sort of thing?
If you have an inner DIY-er aching to get out, but maybe lack some of the skills, following are a few hints to figure out what sort of wood you might need for any given project. The actually assembly is up to you, but this is a great place to start.
- Visit a lumberyard rather than a home center. A lumberyard caters to those in need of wood and the sales staff is more likely to understand exactly what it is you need.
- Choose between hardwood or softwood. Your project determines which kind of wood you will need. Click here for more details.
- Understand the grade of the wood. Different grades are better suited to different projects. A lesser grade of wood, due to its imperfections, is better for something that will be painted.
- Get a feel for the different sizes of woods.
- Precut wood is fabulous for standard sized needs like stairs or chair legs. Getting something that is precut saves time and maintains uniformity.
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