Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Trainman2k Good for many things
I used these for a custom 'doggie-ramp' I had to build.
Like with any lumber, you have to consider what you're using it for. I had to check these for twisting and warping as I picked them, and surprisingly, most of them were good 'first picks'.
Just sand them down - stain them - the result is impressive!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by James used for "ribbon" to mount and attach rafters for adding a roof over back deck.
Used to make a "ribbon" for mounting and attaching rafters. For adding a roof over existing deck.
October 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by brojocan Worth the discounted price
I bought 20 1X2 furring strips to use in building a kitchen island. Marked down 30%. Granted furring strips are usually used in construction projects where they are not visible and bowed or knotty lumber doesn't matter, but I had to sort through at least 100 furring strips to find 20 that were even close to usable. I ordered online and the lumber they had selected for me was mostly good, but it was definitely necessary to inspect what had been picked out for me.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tewks Great For Crafts
These furring strips work great for crafts and DIY projects. Suggest purchasing by the strapped bundle and let dry at home. I usually buy 4-5 bundles at a time and leave them in the sun a couple days, flipping periodically. I keep them together and bundled tight when storing in my work shop to protect against warping. The wood surface varies but I like the different character for my projects. At $1.17 a piece it's a great price, even with 10% waste sometimes. Paints and stains great too.
September 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Gary Terrible quality but probably good for intended use
We bought quite a few of these for a cheap trellis project for our garden. Selection was slim-pickings so they brought a pallet down. The bundles were 20ct so we just bought a bundle that looked great on all four sides. When we got home however, and cut the straps, the inside revealed a much lower quality on the inside. Cutting errors, twisting, cracking, and a lot more knots with missing interiors.
We realize that this is cheap lumber, but I use to buy these at home depot for little simple projects, and I never have seen such poor quality with this item. Next time, we will try to weed through the garbage to get better pieces, but to be honest, that would mean 1 good for every 10 bad or more. Expect to invest some time doing this.
June 26, 2013