Got any reputable lumber yards near you? I really don't like box stores for lumber beyond just a few boards not to mention they overcharge for most of it and it's often been picked through until all that's left is junk lumber. Ever seen a customer buy a truck load from Lowes and know they won't be able to use half of it? I needed a piece of oak plywood, went to lowes and had to dig down 4 sheets to find one that wasn't damaged. Two had screws in the middle of the sheets..The other two had been dropped on edge..
It took me awhile, but I finally found two very good sources for high quality lumber. They're not the cheapest in town, but I know that pretty much anything I buy from them will be useable and they're going to stand behind whatever isn't useable.
I know that doesn't help you for the task at hand, but it's something that you should look into for future purchases.
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.
Last edited by allpurpose; 07-26-2020 at 07:55 AM.