Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
I very rarely buy any lumber that is already surfaced, because I don't trust anyone else (especially a retail outlet) to flatten & joint my stock for me.
Not only that, it is better to work the stock flat in your own shop where it can acclimate to your relative humidity. This way you still have a chance of catching a potential warp/twist in the event that it freaks out after it's milled.
But be careful - if you do it all yourself then there's nobody else to blame if it's wonky lol