Fly Your Own Flag
Home centers and lumberyards typically have red plastic flags and twine or staples to fasten the flags to your extra-long load. But it seems like they’re almost always out of one of the above. Also, staples and twine usually come undone, liberating the flag before I’ve reached my destination. So I keep my own flag in my truck. It’s a red shop rag with a bungee cord run through a hole in one corner of the rag. I’ve never had this fly off, and it’s always there when I need it. — Saul Carvajal
There are a few things you should know before heading to the lumber yard. These great tips will help you choose your lumber carefully and spend your money wisely.