Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-26-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 445
Rewards Points: 250
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


i stopped by the nearby big box store this evening for a few extra pieces of lumber. The lumber yard is too far out of the way and closes early, so usually save lumber needs for one big trip.

anyway, so i was at the big box store, and all i could find was green lumber all stamped "S-GRN". I was only able to find one small pile of KD wood, 2x4x8', no other sizes available.

Do people actually build with these? Or do they take them home and store it to air dry?

acerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


Do they actually build things with that stuff, yes. Should they, NO!!!!

Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 445
Rewards Points: 250
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


is it because they don't know, don't care, or its just whats available?
i don't understand why hd/lowes doesn't carry seasoned wood.
acerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indiana, PA
Posts: 1,304
Rewards Points: 506
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


Quote:
Originally Posted by acerunner View Post
is it because they don't know, don't care, or its just whats available?
i don't understand why hd/lowes doesn't carry seasoned wood.

My lowes does
BlueBSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 445
Rewards Points: 250
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueBSH View Post
My lowes does
not here...
i've checked multiple branches of lowes & hd. Same thing.

Last edited by acerunner; 10-26-2010 at 04:41 PM.
acerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 445
Rewards Points: 250
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


finally getting a chance to get out to the lumber yard this weekend. But it had been raining...
So what's better to use, S-GRN wood stored indoors, or S-DRY stored outdoors when it had been raining?
acerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 06:51 PM   #7
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,582
Rewards Points: 2,196
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


I think you’re worrying about this to much Ace. In 25 years of building I can only remember a handful of times where units of KD lumber were dropped at the job.

Most of America is built with green lumber.

The important thing is to find almost straight wood, get it framed in and covered up so it can’t move.

It’s funny though, I remember a few years back when Lowes advertised that all their lumber was KD S4S. Haven’t seen those commercials in quite some time.
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom

Last edited by kwikfishron; 11-20-2010 at 08:05 PM. Reason: added "almost"
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indiana, PA
Posts: 1,304
Rewards Points: 506
Default

big box stores only carry S-GRN lumber


Quote:
Originally Posted by kwikfishron View Post
I think youíre worrying about this to much Ace. In 25 years of building I can only remember a handful of times where units of KD lumber were dropped at the job.

Most of America was built with green lumber.

The important thing is to find straight wood, get it framed in and covered up so it canít move.

Itís funny though, I remember a few years back when Lowes advertised that all their lumber was KD S4S. Havenít seen those commercials in quite some time.

The last load I got from lows was KD I think it was S4S not sure now that it's all covered up I can't check

I think most of it though is S2S now though

BlueBSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry lumber from HomeDepot HandyPete General DIY Discussions 17 03-25-2011 12:50 PM
Knots in lumber ovahimba Building & Construction 6 01-24-2010 11:24 PM
Where to buy heat treated Plywood or OSB and lumber? Spud General DIY Discussions 5 10-21-2009 09:49 PM
removing treated lumber edging pacifier1er Landscaping & Lawn Care 3 07-02-2008 12:08 PM
Raised garden bed using PT lumber rjniles Landscaping & Lawn Care 12 06-24-2008 09:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.