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Help with shelf measurements with wood from HD

I want to create this bookshelf but some of the lumber specified isn't available from my local HD store. can someone please offer some guidance or suggestions on changing the wood and the corresponding measurements with what is available?



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Posted 2012-09-27T15:19:10+0000  by fd5000 fd5000

Hi FD5000,


The dimensions of all wood sold in lumber yards and do it yourself stores is approximate.


 For example a four by eight sheet of plywood is sold as a ¾ inch thick but the actual dimension after sanding is 23/32” or .71 inches. This is standard industry practice.


 A two by four is two by four inches before the bark is stripped and the edges squared. The final product is 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.


Any lumber that we do not carry is available by special order through the pro desk at your local Home Depot Store.


The designers of these plans know and understand this information. They use the standard decisions for brevity and clarity.


I hope this answers your question.




Posted 2012-09-27T17:33:08+0000  by Mike_HD_OC

According to me, if you will go with the spael tree's wood, then i think you can get what you want. Same condition happened withme 2 months before and i used this wood.








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Posted 2012-12-03T11:25:48+0000  by jessicamathew12
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