Good 2x4's

posted May 27, 2014, 9:23 AM by Michael Olson   [ updated Jun 9, 2014, 10:41 AM ]
I posted my wooden Cyclone dust collector for my 2x4 challenge and I just got back from trying to find another good 2x4 to build a bucket for it to sit on.  Sadly, neither Home Depot or Lowes had my favorite Orange 2x4's so I had to settle for a white one.  I think the orange ones are Fir?  either way, next time I see them in stock I really should pick up a few of them just to have on hand.

EDIT:  so, Douglas Fir is the good stuff.  generic Fir is lumped in with the white stuff.  I even had a guy at a lumber yard try to tell me the orange stuff is the same as the white stuff, it just looses it's color after it's kiln dried.  um... NO!