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Video: Buying Lumber, and Lumber Terminology

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Robert Lang heads to Frank Miller Lumber in Union City, Indiana, where he explains how to purchase wood for your project. He also visits with FML Outlet Store Manager Josh Brennen who demonstrates a few differences in wood selection, and tells us all about quartersawn white oak.

– Tom Nunlist

If you liked this video, you may also be interested in “Getting the Most from Your Wood Buying Bucks,” or Rob Cosman’s “Rough to Ready DVD.”


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  • JimC

    Great video, informative and interesting. I had read how wood was quarter-sawn, but the sectioned piece of log was very helpful in visualizing the process. Wish I had such a lumber store in my area!

    Good job, guys, keep up the good work.


  • john j

    Those stickers on the boards at FML drive me nuts! Otherwise a fun place to go, thanks for the video….

  • Richard Petti

    Very well done and explained. I have been working with wood for 25+ years and this is the frist time I have seen anyone use a small log and take it apart. Works well to show the quarter sawn oak. Thanks and keep up the good work. Dick

  • Bill Lochen

    Every new woodworker should see this video. Not everyone lives in a city where you have a yard that deals in woodworkers needs. It heps to have this educational reference.

    Next time lets see how the logs are cut, dried, and sorted.

  • Dave Howell

    Most informative video, explains a lot I was unsure of regarding quarter sawn wood.

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