Make or Buy?

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SteveMaryland
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Re: Make or Buy?

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Thank you Mr. Bodner for that referral. I have not heard of Smoots, and will try to get down there or at least look them up online.

My experiences with lumberyards is poor. Locally I have dealt with Reisterstown Lumber, National Lumber, and T. W. Perry. Mostly clueless and unknowledgable personnel. Today lumberyards cater to builders and not the woodworker - because builders are most all of their business. I wind up going to the big box anyway. That Texas outfit sounds like they speak to my needs - but they're in Texas. I wish I could find a yard around here, so maybe Smoots is it.
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Update. I decided to mill the beadboard and buy the floorboard. The floorboard is pressure treated which is a must-have so I'll buy it.

Just finished milling the beadboard. 36 pieces of 1 x 8 x 8ft select turned into 72 pieces of T&G porch ceiling. $32 per board. Ouch. But it was nice material and ran through with minimum bend/bow/twist.

I plan to put rock glass bat insulation on top of this ceiling. The 3/4" board thickness should bear the insulation weight without any bowing.

Next steps, some light sanding, stain and varnish. Shall I varnish each piece seperately before installation?

For the beadboard I used a Woodline #7541 profile cutter. I don't expect to be making any more beadboard; if anyone wants to buy it, PM me.
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Re: Make or Buy?

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Nice !!
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