Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
If I go in persion, I figure out the total board feet and then group the parts into size categories based on the available lengths of lumber I measure on the rack and add 20%.
If I order the lumber to be delivered, sight unseen, I request the longest and wides boards for a given Bd. Footage required and add 20% more.
I am more concerned about having plenty of extra so as not to have to worry about a defect that wasn't noticed earlier, than I am about waste. Just about all of my waste gets used. Any woodturner can tell you that.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx