Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ljc3 Not bad for the price
I am surprised when people say that this product is not the size that they expected. If you look at the specifications of the board in the details, it says that it is actually 3/4" x 11 1/4". I realize that it says 1x12 but that does not mean that it is literally 1"x 12".
I do agree with the comments that you have to go through a lot of boards to find ones that are not bowed, cracked or otherwise unusable. It would be great if they had more usable boards. I recently built a bunch of closet shelves with hand picked boards and they worked great. It is very solid and I'm sure it will last forever. I primed and painted the wood and it looks really good.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drummy Excellent Value; Very Good Quality; Not Douglas Fir
I was able to quickly find all the straight, smooth boards I needed.
The boards were not Douglas Fir; they're actually a variety of pine.
Dear HD Admins: You may need to remove the reference to Douglas Fir from your Product Overview. Also, the phrase "common board" isn't helpful. ;-)
July 15, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JayJay Know what you're getting
As the other reviewer said, this is not high-quality, uniform lumber, but it met my needs at a good price. I needed one board for a laundry-room shelf, so it didn't matter if the size was perfect. I had to go through about five boards before I found one that wasn't bowed, but the one I got was fine for my purposes. I would not recommend buying on-line and letting the store pick them for you.
December 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by krw362 Garbage
I bought 17 of these to make some quick and dirty 2-shelf bookcases with minimal cutting. You know, finish nail them together, tack on a luan backing, sand and stain. Easy-peasy. No can do. Hardly any two were the same length and some were different widths. I realize that this is cheap wood and I was not expecting cabinetry type tolerances, but some of these were nearly 1/2 inch longer than others and nearly a 1/4 inch wider. Don't get me started on squareness. It's no great skill to set up a jig to crosscut boards within reasonable tolerances. I'd dump the manufacturer of this junk.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jotto Very Convenient!
I ordered online and then went and picked it up - easier than going to pick it out!
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by whitt Good value
For the most part the wood was straight and had only minor knot problems
February 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pdmichele7 Never Again
I had to go thru 3 stacks of approx 25 - 30 pieces per stack to find 6 decent boards. Most were warped, cracked or damaged. They were advertised as 1x12x4 yet measured out 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 4. Well, some were 4ft. I gave it 1 star because I was forced to in order to write a review. Otherwise it would get 0 stars.
April 10, 2014