Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPstang Great Craft Lumber
Furring strips are not meant for finish work. They are meant for frame support or roofing. Keeping this in mind the wood is not exactly straight. My local store had plenty of bundles though so I just took a little care in selection and left the store with plenty of straight enough pieces to do the job (used as molding to cover the ugly drywall/foundation joint in my garage). The price cant be beat.
Also, keep in mind, boards are NEVER the same size as their measurements. The measurements are the size BEFORE being milled so all boards are smaller than their measurements. A 2x4-inch stud, for example, actually measures about 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
Anyways this was great cheap lumber for my purposes. Could also be used very well for crafts or the like. I would also not recommend these for staining because they are made from different types of trees so will not stain uniformly if you are using more than one strip. If you must use them to stain get strips from the same bundle. If you need something dead straight don't get these, but you will pay almost 3x more for the nest cheapest thing. Wood is not just wood - choose the lumber that is best for your project and budget. These worked great for mine.
April 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dontgetmetwisted never buy wood online
Most of the wood products HD has are fairly decent but you have to sort through the imperfect wood to find what you need that is decent shape. Of course if you order online they will just pick whatever is laying on top and that's what you get. I had three pieces of 1x3 that were so twisted warped and bowed that they were essentially useless.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andybo Good Product
The integrity of the wood stood up when I drilled nails in to secure it for a closet shelf.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PLCprof It is straight and clean
Being straight and clean made it easier to work with.
August 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JanitorinaDrum Alternate Use for Furring Strips
We purchase this particular product in bulk: 180 -200 pieces every month. We use this product to construct target frames for use on our pistol ranges. The price of these have steadily soared and the quality has slowly gone down hill. They are rarely straight, full of staples and knots, and twisted. We accept the products imperfections, but the price should remain a bit more stable for a longer period of time.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TomA 5/8 inch, NOT 3/4 inch.
Bought several at my local HD to use with 3/4 inch XPS foam insulation boards Got them home and all of them were 5/8 inch thick, not 3/4 inch. I returned them and checked out the rest of ones on the shelf and all of them are 5/8 inch. The description clearly states that these 1 x 3's are 0.75 inch thick, but they are actually 0.625 inch thick.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MelR Works great for fabric frames
I purchased relatively straight pieces and turned the strips into frames for fabrics and batiks. It works perfectly and it's an inexpensive solution for framing fabric.
November 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hutch7763 furring 2x4
Works very well to support, takes paint easily, and we used in garages and outside-covered areas with good results.
October 31, 2009