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Customer reviews for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board

1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board

Every piece meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This lumber is for a wide range of uses from framing of houses to basic interior finishing applications. Boards can also be used for carpentry, hobbies, furniture, shelving and general finish work. The wood as straight grain and has uniform texture. It has low shrinkage and is worked very easily by hand and machine tools. The product is easy to glue and has good nailing and screw holding properties. The paint retention properties are good and it is fairly easily treated with preservatives.
Overall rating:
3.286 / 5
3.3
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5
(7 reviews) 7
Open Ratings Snapshot
71%of customersrecommend this product5 of 7reviews
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
3.3 out of 5
5
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3.7 out of 5
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71%of customersrecommend this product5 of 7reviews
Customer reviews for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
Review 1 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board

Not bad for the price

PostedMay 26, 2014
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I am surprised when people say that this product is not the size that they expected. If you look at the specifications of the board in the details, it says that it is actually 3/4" x 11 1/4". I realize that it says 1x12 but that does not mean that it is literally 1"x 12".
I do agree with the comments that you have to go through a lot of boards to find ones that are not bowed, cracked or otherwise unusable. It would be great if they had more usable boards. I recently built a bunch of closet shelves with hand picked boards and they worked great. It is very solid and I'm sure it will last forever. I primed and painted the wood and it looks really good.
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
from USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Excellent Value; Very Good Quality; Not Douglas Fir

PostedJuly 15, 2015
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I was able to quickly find all the straight, smooth boards I needed.
The boards were not Douglas Fir; they're actually a variety of pine.
Dear HD Admins: You may need to remove the reference to Douglas Fir from your Product Overview. Also, the phrase "common board" isn't helpful. ;-)
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Light Weight, Good Shape, good appearance, abundant
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
from Austin Texas
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Know what you're getting

PostedDecember 26, 2013
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3.0 out of 5
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As the other reviewer said, this is not high-quality, uniform lumber, but it met my needs at a good price. I needed one board for a laundry-room shelf, so it didn't matter if the size was perfect. I had to go through about five boards before I found one that wasn't bowed, but the one I got was fine for my purposes. I would not recommend buying on-line and letting the store pick them for you.
+12points
13out of 14found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
from Orlando, FL
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Garbage

PostedNovember 16, 2013
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought 17 of these to make some quick and dirty 2-shelf bookcases with minimal cutting. You know, finish nail them together, tack on a luan backing, sand and stain. Easy-peasy. No can do. Hardly any two were the same length and some were different widths. I realize that this is cheap wood and I was not expecting cabinetry type tolerances, but some of these were nearly 1/2 inch longer than others and nearly a 1/4 inch wider. Don't get me started on squareness. It's no great skill to set up a jig to crosscut boards within reasonable tolerances. I'd dump the manufacturer of this junk.
Cons: poorly cut
+3points
13out of 23found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
from Jackson Mi.
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Good value

PostedFebruary 12, 2015
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For the most part the wood was straight and had only minor knot problems
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Review 6 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board
from overland Park, KS
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Very Convenient!

PostedSeptember 30, 2014
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I ordered online and then went and picked it up - easier than going to pick it out!
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft. Common Board

Never Again

PostedApril 10, 2014
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I had to go thru 3 stacks of approx 25 - 30 pieces per stack to find 6 decent boards. Most were warped, cracked or damaged. They were advertised as 1x12x4 yet measured out 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 4. Well, some were 4ft. I gave it 1 star because I was forced to in order to write a review. Otherwise it would get 0 stars.
-23points
4out of 31found this review helpful.