Finding Rough-Sawn Lumber
If you have a hardwood retailer or woodworking supplier near
you, that’s great. If not, you can shop
online. Many rural woodworkers,
suppliers” to find many sources.
Board thicknesses are always
listed as “X/4.” A 4/4 board is 4 by
1/4 in., or 1 in. Always get 1/4 in.
thicker than the finished thickness
you’re after. For example, if you
need a 1-in.-thick final thickness,
you should order a 5/4 board. Select
widths that are 1/2 in. or so wider
than the finished width.