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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayHitz83 Great Product
Never built anything before this. one day I decided to build a home recording studio in my garage. these 2x3's are strong and easy to use.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Artist Kiln dried?
I had to pick through the pile to find straight, clear-edged pieces for a fine-arts project. The best ones were found behind the jumbled already-picked-through pile at the front of the bin. Ended up with 12 nice sticks.
However, they are very heavy and moist. Almost green. I question if the kiln-drying process is working as expected. I have laid out the studs in my garage, hoping the Texas heat will dry them out. Don't know how long that will take, and am disappointed I can't use them right away.
Perhaps for their normal framing purposes the extra wetness wouldn't matter. YMMV.
The web-advertised price was good: $2.05/8-ft. stud. In my local Home Depot, posted prices were almost nonexistent. They rang up at $2.92 apiece. When I questioned the price, a manager was called and I ended up paying $2.08. So be alert.
July 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PThomas Geat Pricing
Make sure you take your time and check every piece for bows. I ended up going through 30 studs in order to get 10 that were completely straight.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColoradoHermit Excellent wood with good price
I bought one of those 10'x10' Tall Barn Style Roofed Storage Building Kit from Lowe's last summer. It used mostly the 2x3 studs instead of 2x4. They used the minimum amount of studs to design it. I picked up several of these to add to the frame to make it stronger and to replace some pieces that came with the kit that were not very good. Twisted or cracked, or had knots in a bad place. I was surprised at the quality of these studs for the price. Nice milled rounded edges made them easier to handle with the slivers the cheaper ones have. They are definitely good enough quality for things other than in the shop. Like a wall shelving unit for your TV, DVD player & speakers etc. That's what I'm going to use them for after I finish another project first.
October 24, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by danny63 douglas fir
I built a head and foot board for my daughter from the 2x4 and 2x6 douglas fir for her bed. I was really impressed with the color and texture of the lumber. When we applied a coat of clear stain it really brought out the colors., My daughter and family members really loved the bed.
September 3, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawg Loved These
I just built a big fish house, 8 x 16. I used 90 of these 2 x 3's and didn't have a single throwout or return and take them right off the stack. There were a few that were not perfect but these are construction lumber. I've paid a lot more and gotten far less quality than these. Most were douglas fir! I have to laugh when I see a person complain because they can't build furniture out of $2 boards! These were great!
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grif Construction Grade
I needed to make some cauls for doing glue-ups for furniture building projects so I went for these kiln-dried 2X4's. If you want something dead flat and straight, you are going to have to pick through a lot of inventory. The better grade stuff has a higher percentage of good boards so consider spending a bit more, especially if you only need a few.
This is not fine woodworking grade Douglas Fir, but if you have the right tools, you can get it close.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wmschmitz lumber is decent quality
I always liked 2x3s for use where a 2x4 is a bit of overkill.
January 28, 2014