Re: wood for fence
It should be noted that grade is not an exact measure of a piece of wood. I can guarantee you that a #2 board from Evil Orange or discount fence supplier will be of significantly less quality than a #2 board from a real lumberyard. Also, what species of wood? Some species are better for fencing than others, and one species is priced differently from another. For instance, a "hem/fir" board is cheaper than redwood, and usually stained to make it look like redwood. The average DIY'r doesn't notice or probably care, but that is your decision to make when you are fondling the board in the store. If you are getting bids, then the bid should include the species of wood being used, don't assume you're getting a particular species because that is the "standard", get it in writing, know what you're getting and what you are paying for.
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