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    5/4 Cedar

    Is there a source for 5/4" (actual thickness 1") cedar (or cypress or some sort of oak) around Cary that's available this weekend? It's for an outside project and it can't be treated.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

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    Have you checked with our own Scott Smith down in New Hill (quartersawnoak.com)? He usually has a huge stock of red and white oak. I have also picked up Eastern Red cedar from him.

    Great guy and will treat you very well

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Is there a source for 5/4" (actual thickness 1") cedar
    I'm not understanding your question.

    5/4 lumber by definition is 1.25" thick but it can be planed down to a true 1" thick (4/4).

    It's for an outside project and it can't be treated.
    Why? Nonetheless, you won't find any of those wood species treated.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

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    I'm not understanding your question.

    5/4 lumber by definition is 1.25" thick but it can be planed down to a true 1" thick (4/4).
    Well, I guess I'm confused. If a 1" board is 3/4", I thought a 5/4 is 1". A 5/4 x 6 x 8 at Lowe's is 1" thick. What am I missing?

    Why? Nonetheless, you won't find any of those wood species treated.
    I'm avoiding 5/4 (1") treated pine from Lowe's.
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    Mike

    Have you checked with our own Scott Smith down in New Hill (quartersawnoak.com)? He usually has a huge stock of red and white oak. I have also picked up Eastern Red cedar from him.

    Great guy and will treat you very well

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    I don't think he's open tomorrow. And I was hoping to not have to drive down there for such a small amount. I've met Scott and worked with him on an occasion. He's a great guy.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

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    Well, I guess I'm confused. If a 1" board is 3/4", I thought a 5/4 is 1". A 5/4 x 6 x 8 at Lowe's is 1" thick. What am I missing?


    I'm avoiding 5/4 (1") treated pine from Lowe's.
    Mike, you are confusing nominal measurements with actual measurements. See the links below for a better understanding.

    Architect's reference:
    https://www.archtoolbox.com/material...vs-actual.html

    Lumber Dimensions:
    http://www.ezwoodshop.com/lumber-dimensions.html

    You will soon see the difference.
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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Mike,

    Most of the rough cut wood or wood intended for woodworking i’ve encountered is true to size, so a 5/4 board is really 1.25 inches thick. Construction grade lumber and most everything sold at the borgs is measured as you described.

    That’s one of many reasons woodworkers seem to distain the borgs.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    I usually keep a fair amount of cedar on hand. True 4/4 and some 8/4 rough cut. You can PM me with your number and I'll get back to you.
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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Yep, you're confusing common rough cut lumber as you would buy it from a sawyer or the Hardwood Store with dimensioned lumber from a BORG or a local building supply company.

    https://www.woodworkerssource.com/bl...-about-lumber/

    Your link to Lowe's. The rough cut dimension at the mill is 5/4" x 6" x 8' but after it is planed and trimmed the actual dimension is 1" x 5.5" x 8' which is what you'll buy and take home. They should say 1.25" rather than 5/4.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    I don't think he's open tomorrow. And I was hoping to not have to drive down there for such a small amount. I've met Scott and worked with him on an occasion. He's a great guy.
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    It won't help for this weekend, but Capitol City Lumber carries all of what you mentioned. It is not a popular choice here on NCWW, but they often have a selection that others do not. Dimensioned wood products will not be cut for you unless you buy the entire piece. S2S lumber will be cut as long as 6 or 8 feet are left to return to stock (depends on whether it is domestic or exotic wood).

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry W View Post
    Mikle
    It won't help for this weekend, but Capitol City Lumber carries all of what you mentioned. It is not a popular choice here on NCWW, but they often have a selection that others do not. Dimensioned wood products will not be cut for you unless you buy the entire piece. S2S lumber will be cut as long as 6 or 8 feet are left to return to stock (depends on whether it is domestic or exotic wood).

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    Thanks, Henry. It looks like I may have to find a good source as several people have placed their "orders".

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

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    Thanks, Henry. It looks like I may have to find a good source as several people have placed their "orders".
    Any hints, Mike?
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    Any hints, Mike?
    Don't laugh. Bird houses. A friend wants want IDENTICAL to one she has. It appears to be made from 1" barn wood.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    Don't laugh. Bird houses. A friend wants want IDENTICAL to one she has. It appears to be made from 1" barn wood.
    Not at all Mike.

    Checked my wood stash and have a few cedar cutoffs you are welcome to take if you think they would work. They all were planed to 3/4" and most are 4"-6" wide and 2'-6' long.

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    Re: 5/4 Cedar

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    It appears to be made from 1" barn wood.
    If you are looking for weathered wood, the Barnwood Depot in Garner looks to be a decent source, even have some quantity there. Check RDU Craigslist in Materials section, doing word search.
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