Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralphoo Quality is usually good
I have been in the store several times to pick out some of these 2 x 2 strips (which are really 1.5" x 1.5"). They must be restocked several times a week, or even daily, because the stock seems to be different every time I look. Some days the quality is better than others, but usually I don't have to inspect more than 3 of them for each good one. Home Depot has both ordinary quality ($1.98 each today) and a significantly higher grade for about $5 each. So if you want them all good, go for the premium type.
Incidentally, decent softwood 2 x 2s are stronger than you might think, as long as you make sure they are in either pure compression or pure tension in your design. If you apply much of a bending moment to the strips, forget it: in that case, they will definitely bend, and might even break.
September 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pretzellogic No
If your mission is to build a wooden pretzel, then this is the wood for you.
March 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cdromes Beware
Ordered 40 and had to return and replace 21 due to their being warped or twisted to the point that they were unusable. Understand that a few pieces of wood are expected to be less than ideal, but over half? And the fact that they were ordered online for pickup and people at the store CHOSE these pieces for a customer. This more than the defective wood is the reason for the 1-star review. This same order included defective 2x4s and 2x6s, but less than half the total order in those cases.
If you're in the market for lumber, either pay more and go to a lumberyard or actually go to Home Depot and pick out the lumber yourself. Don't allow them to do it for you and doing it yourself expect to go through a lot of lumber in order to find good wood.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by L3Home Great product, but check for warping before you buy
I have used around 100 pieces of these furring strips, and I have to say, they're very, very handy. I've used them for balusters on my deck handrail (2 years, not a single warp or splitting), wall framing for my OSB-sheathed chicken coop, glue blocks in my planter boxes, and several other things. Just make sure you check the straightness of each piece; as these are thin pieces of wood, they can be warped, sometimes quite badly. Unless that doesn't matter (e.g. for short glue blocks), I always lay them on the hardware store's floor and just flop them over to check that each side lays flat. Other than that, or if you choose one with a bad knot, these things hold up great. It's easy enough to get the best pieces, and they usually have hundreds in stock.
March 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BrianC Really awful
Not well stocked at this store. Nor is the stock well checked. I had to really dig to find any that weren't uselessly warped for one project.
Since my next project was "some" temporary fencing, I bought the ones I rejected the previous week (it was exactly the same stock as the prior week) so I could chop them in half and pound them into the ground. Which was about all they were good for.
April 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Worst purchase experience ever at Home Depot
warped, split, twisted, and consequently, totally unusable.
March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy Lumber is not full length
Lumber at Home Depot is not a full 8 foot long. It is at least 1/8 to 1/4 short of 8'. I even checked the plywood and other sheeting and the same problem exists.
August 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by peachtreevt poor quality
I purchased two of these. One of them has multiple longitudinal cracks. I don't know I can use it for my project. There fore I have to buy another one.
July 27, 2014