I went to one of the wood suppliers that I use today to get some wood for a project for the church. I need to make 14 plaques. each one will be 15x 16.5 and shaped like a shield. They will be painted so all I wanted was some clear wood that I could put together with a minimum amount of glue up. I selected some clear pine 9 " wide so I could get the width with 1 seam. Actauly the wood was 9.25" x 72" for the prototype. It was 5/4 thick. I figured 5.78 db.ft. at $3/bdft for clear pine came to $17.34. Now keep in mind I have bought well over a thousand of bd. ft. of other lumber from this supplier this year so he know me on site. They have recently had a change in ownership the father sold the business top the daughter so there is a change in management.
Any how when the clerk rang up the order his figereing was higher then mine by .6 bd ft. which admittly isn't much but it's the principle of the thing. He said they figered the bd. ft. based on the pre-milled width and my 9.25 boards started out as 10" wide. At the time I didn't say any thing but now it is really bugging me. I'll go back and give them the chance to make it right but I may be eliminating one of my suppliers from my list.