Look what I found at Home Depot - NWD

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  1. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

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    As mentioned in another post, every time I step into a Home Depot, the first stop is always the maple racks to the 6in (5.5") wide boards... searching, always searching for the needle in a hay stack.

    Today I got lucky.... and found this gem....

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    This nicely figured board was 10 feet long! Total cost $28.50

    Whoo Hoo!

    I'm going to play the lottery tonight too!
     
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    Nice... how well dried/aged are the boards in stores like this, I wonder.
     
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    My guess is not very... I do not own a moisture meter so there is no way to tell how much water content is in the board. The wood I buy from HD always sits for at least 6 months to a year or more before being used.
     
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    I have a HD near my home that never has maple. But, I have one near my work that does have maple, and sometimes it's even figured!

    Now, finding a straight board at HD... that's another matter!
     
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    Oh sweet find. I've come across some QS recently. I've also found some very nice Birdseye maple in those racks not too long ago. They recently started to stock Walnut I've seen some really curly pieces of that too.
     
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    We used to have it at our local Home depot but then they stopped stocking it.
     
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    Nice find John , I have not found a nice piece in a while now at Lowes or Home Depot , evidently the mills are starting to grade the lumber a bit better . All the nice figured stuff I've gotten over the years from them I've never had any twist or warp , I have let it sit for a few months minimum at the least but it all seemed to me to be properly k.d.
     
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    Good score.

    Home Depot and Lowes around here have nothing but crap lumber.
     
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    Very nice.
    Happy New Wood Day!
     
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    Thank you all for the comments!!

    This board is straight, at least for the moment! It will be stored flat and left to dry for quite a few months.

    Not sure what to do with it, maybe build some laminate necks or maybe a creative body cap....
     
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    Pretty score- i see several figured lamintated necks coming out of this. Flipped around it is nearly quarter sawn!!! The one below started out from a board like that
     

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    Great find!! Our local HD a guy could barely make a pair of skis out of the lumber
     
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    Total score. I found a piece that nice once at my local HD, although not as big... one time in 4 years of pretty consistent looking. You definitely gots to keep after it.
     
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    Nice score. I always check the S4S bins whenever I'm in a Lowes or HD, I've found gorgeous curly maple moldings for furniture mixed in with the plain stuff, curly red oak, plenty of curly maple, even birdseye poplar (!) and one time about 60-75' of 1x4 birdseye pine, if you can believe it.
     
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    Nice score!!!!
     
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    The very first time I looked, I found a piece of quarter/rift sawn curly maple at Lowe's. Really great piece of wood. Built my first three necks out of it. Gave me the impression that Lowe's was a good source. :oops:

    Turns out, it was a great example of the needle and the haystack. In the four years since, I haven't found anything at Lowe's that I wanted to use. Stopped looking some time ago... :)
     
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    South of the Mason-Dixon line HD will not carry Maple unless someone orders a truckload. I did find a flamey-ish board about 6 years ago, but then they were all gone.
     
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    this is my one home depot score. Nice piece of figured white oak sitting on top of a pallet of normal white oak. I went through the entire pallet and this was the only piece.

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    I haven't bought any wood at the big box stores in years. Most of it is green and still wet and the pine, especially, will tie itself in a knot if you let it set for very long. I buy from specific hardwood outlets and I also find lots of great pieces of wood at estate sales.
     
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    Beautiful flamy white oak guitar there. I have been mostly wood turning for the past few years, and have not ever completed my guitar builds. I am slowly (key word there) working my way to the guitar build boxes. But turning is almost immediate gratification. 2 or 3 hours and I have a nice bowl or lidded box.
     
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