About to finish up some plugs and drive some screws when I added the seat slats and noticed a problem. Somehow I goofed and didnt follow the plans/video properly and cut the opposite angle in my front apron. Hopefully my sketch makes sense, but the top of the apron should slope from front to back and mine slopes back to front. Best way to correct this? Im thinking I can rip it to square, glue on a thin strip on top, and re-rip the correct angle. Question then becomes same wood or contrasting accent?
Well in that case Owl's prices are much better, because it is all FAS, unless otherwise noted.
I think Kettle Morraine mills and dries their own domestics. The two other mills I buy from also offer two grades: "Select and Better" and "Rustic" (i.e. everything else). I guess it is just easier when manually grading to create two stacks. I don't have the standards in front of me, but I think the difference between FAS and S&B is minimum board width/legnth.
Eric, I know you know all this... this is more for other members. My understanding (from Don, RIP) is that larger operations have automated grading - the boards are computer scanned and sorted for grade and color. In most species color (i.e. sap vs. heart) doesn't figure into grade (see page 6), but for species like cherry and maple (where all heart and all sap are desired, respectively) it does behoove a distributor to bin based on color.