Eight Tips for Milling Rough Lumber

With these simple tips for successfully milling rough lumber, you can turn inexpensive wood into the raw material you need to build beautiful wood projects.

Skip Plane
Sometimes it's difficult to read the grain, spot defects or figure out where the sapwood lies in a roughsawn board. If you're stumped, run the entire board through the planer — just enough to remove the high spots and skip over the low spots.
RAMON MORENO; ART DIRECTION: VERN JOHNSON