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    Yellow pine lumber

    Does anyone know where I could get kiln dried 8/4 southern yellow pine? I want to build a headboard for a bed and want to use pine, but white pine is too soft for my tastes. Rough sawn kiln dried would be preferred. I live in Boone area so anywhere within 2 hour drive would not be bad. Thanks.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Wall lumber, in Mayodan NC has Yellow Pine. Check the web site for details.
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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Couple years ago I bought some very nice 5/4 SYP from The Hardwood Store.
    I'll gladly tell you how I do something. Just please don't confuse that with the right way to do it, and almost certainly not the only way.


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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    8/4 clear yellow pine, $2.60/bf

    http://www.walllumber.com/soft.asp

    8/4 clear yellow pine, $3.75/bf

    https://www.hardwoodstore.com/lumber-prices

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Thanks for the replies. After some searching I found a source locally. That will make it much easier.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Church View Post
    Thanks for the replies. After some searching I found a source locally. That will make it much easier.

    Thanks again.
    I'm curious. Where and how did you find a source for 8/4 kiln dried SYP in Boone?

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    I'm curious. Where and how did you find a source for 8/4 kiln dried SYP in Boone?

    I’d also like to know

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    I'm curious. Where and how did you find a source for 8/4 kiln dried SYP in Boone?
    A local commercial cabinet and woodworking shop buys it wholesale and he will resell to me. He adds 20% but he will sell me small amounts or I can order larger amounts through his account.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    I hesitated to say this because I think you are doing the right thing. But I successfully built a bed earlier this year using SYP 2x12s from Home Depot. They were construction lumber so they were dried to about 20% moisture content. They worked fine. I would have rather used wood dried to more like 8% but didn't know of a good source nearby.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Church View Post
    A local commercial cabinet and woodworking shop buys it wholesale and he will resell to me. He adds 20% but he will sell me small amounts or I can order larger amounts through his account.
    It's not rough sawn but still 8/4 (2" thick) I guess.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    It's not rough sawn but still 8/4 (2" thick) I guess.
    It is rough sawn and kiln dried.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    I hesitated to say this because I think you are doing the right thing. But I successfully built a bed earlier this year using SYP 2x12s from Home Depot. They were construction lumber so they were dried to about 20% moisture content. They worked fine. I would have rather used wood dried to more like 8% but didn't know of a good source nearby.
    It is possible to use construction lumber in furniture making. For 2X12, you would have to allow 6-12 months in stickers for further drying and acclimation. Or you could put in a home made solar kiln.

    One thing to note is 12" wide boards are usually from the center, or near-center of the tree, which yields quarter sawn and rift sawn areas which you can rip off and yield quarter sawn (or nearly qs) wood, which is more stable and also, ripping the board speeds up drying & relieves stress.

    That said, for the cost savings, its not worth it compared to buying kiln dried lumber.

    I personally avoid SYP for furniture making because of the pine resin getting on my hands, blades and tools. Plus there can be finishing issues (pine doesn't take stain well).

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    Jack, thanks for the referral. I stock KD SYP in 4/4, 5/4 and 8/4.

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    Re: Yellow pine lumber

    I used shellac on the bed I made. It is handy for drying fast, not requiring brush cleaning, and to lock in the resins in pine. No issues with the bed. It is in a guest room but my daughter and son-in-law slept most of a week on it and my son and daughter-in-law also slept in it.

    I don't deliberately acclimate lumber in my shop because it is not cooled or heated. So the wood might not get dryer, it might absorb moisture.

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