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Old 12-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #16
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as already mentioned your plates should be deadly straight although this isnt always an option.. in that case make relief cuts in them to take the tension out of the crown so they can be nailed to the floor or ceiling straight

studs.. no more than a 3/16 crown is fine .. use totally straight studs for making corners, posts and king + jack stud combos for roiugh openings.. . studs that arent perfectly straight are used in the field of a wall (filler studs) or stacked aside to be cut up for cripple studs and sils for r.o's

the theory behind crowning out is so that when cabinets are hung the box wont rock on the wall it just needs to be shimmed into plumb hanging off the wall

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #17
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As a rule,I always buy Grade 1 lumber from a reputable yard,not the big box stores,cost a little more,saves boku time and headaches.
If you are a DIYer,screwing with crowns and bows shouldn't be something you concern yourself with,your work will also look much better.
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lol.. paying more to get lumber than at a bigbox...
i get higher grade lumber at the lumber yard and at 20% less than the bigbox stores
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around here, the box stores have put most of the lumber lards out of business.

i hate picking out lumber ! checking 100 boards to get 25 good ones, you can have that.
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the main lumber yard was bought out by one big box yet have kept their operations the same. its why rona bought them. the regular big box stores cant get the contractor sales.. kent's has terrible lumber and the prices are pretty much the same.. hd cant handle the volume plus they only have 2 delivery trucks shared between 2 locations

pierceys/ rona has 6 locations and roughly 50 trucks
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lol.. paying more to get lumber than at a bigbox...
i get higher grade lumber at the lumber yard and at 20% less than the bigbox stores
I was comparing Grade 1 to grade 2,not big box to a lumber yard
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lumber bows to your will not the other way around With long lumber you can make it straight up to a point, get it in the wall and then use a temporary brace if needed to pull/push the crown out and then set it in place by nailing it. if you can tie in enough of the structure as a whole then lumber that is not straight can be straightened. freestanding walls or fill in walls are another matter though and cannot always be straightened as easily...
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I got the wall up and everything turn out great!...
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I got the wall up and everything turn out great!...
awesome, if you'd like to stop over to practice some drywalling, mudding and taping, I've got an opening !!!
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lol.. paying more to get lumber than at a bigbox...
i get higher grade lumber at the lumber yard and at 20% less than the bigbox stores
hi-how do you tell what grade lumber you are buying?
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hi-how do you tell what grade lumber you are buying?
Lumber (including plywood) has a grade stamp on it.




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