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kiln dried building lumber

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Has anyone used the 2 x 6 kiln dried scrap building lumber for plugs? Or is this too heavy and not a good grade of wood to use? I have a bunch of scrap from a new construction site I use for camp fire wood. It is pretty good looking with no knots, from 5" long to 15-18' x 6" wide and the nominal 2" thick.

 

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There are a few people on here who build with pine, duglas fur, etc. There is one person on here that will tell you "try and find out" But make sure you seal the very well.


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i was framing a few years ago and grabbed 3 or 4 2x4's that were delivered to a jobsite and were clear #1 grade! i ended up looking though the entire pallet but didnt find any more. dried it out for a year and built a bunch of pencil poppers that i still use today. Pine is very underrated for use in plug building. the problem with off the shelf lumber is that it is not kiln dried long enough and still contains quite a bit of moisture. Fir is too grainy but white pine can be the bomb!

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The biggest issue with the lower grade stuff they use for framing is the size of the growth rings.

They plant the fastest growing stuff there is, so each ring is very wide. This makes it more prone to tear out on the lathe and scalloping when you sand it.

If the grain is tight, the wood is good.

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