Coarse grain, vertical grain, rift sawn, tight grain…. there’s a lot to know when it comes to lumber. Some folks might look at a 2×4 and think it looks like any other, but Essential Craftsman knows the difference. In this video he goes into detail on what sets some lumber apart from other lumber. He also talks about how a board with the heart in it is not what you should use for anything that needs to remain stable and untwisted. And it’s important to be aware of wood movement, and keep in mind that there are different ways in which lumber might move. Learn about lumber and you’ll be a better carpenter, simple as that.
Essential Craftsman videos feature Scott Wadsworth. Scott started working as a craftsman in 1974. His career has encompassed logging, saw milling, guiding elk hunters, production framing, commercial concrete, steel fabrication, blacksmithing, and every aspect of residential carpentry and contracting. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelly Comerford for 39 years. They have four children and ten grandchildren. His son Nate handles the video production and whip-cracking side of Essential Craftsman.
Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips Scott!