How to Plane Rough Lumber

Learn the basics of flattening rough-sawn wood

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Safety glasses
  • Square
  • Table saw

You'll also need a jointer and a surface planer.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Rough-sawn lumber