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Hello aeray! I love the low-waste platform bed, it's ingenious! I was getting ready to build one, but I ran into a problem sourcing the 1x4 lumber. Any length not 8' is SUPER expensive, and I can't even find 14' lengths. Any tips on sourcing materials? I'm guessing Home Depot and Lowes are not the ideal choice...
Thank you! I'll definitely hit up the local lumber yards. I'm brand new to building so I'm going through a creative re-design effort on the bed frame to see if it can be done with 8' lengths and not leave too much scrap.As far as the pricing went, I found pine 1x4s at Home Depot... they were "common" grade (not sure if that is the "low" grade, but I think so). 8' boards were $1.90 each. 10' boards were $4.90 each. They didn't have 14' boards. I found hardwood boards, but they were, of course, much more expensive still. Being a total noob, I haven't yet learned pricing standards (lineal vs. board). One other item on a very long list of things I have yet to learn!
Arey thanks for following me, I like your 5 min Artisan Bread. Sounds really nice, good instructable.
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