Podcast Episode 132: East Coast vs. West Coast
Cedar pricing, attached garages, and framing from coast to coast.
Justin, Patrick, and Matt discuss how power tool preferences differ from one coast to the other, consider less expensive alternatives to cedar, and do a deep dive on troubleshooting a problematic attached garage.
Question 1, from Tim: A builder I’m working with in Austin recently blew his budget because cedar prices jumped on him (he had all-cedar trim, fascia, and fence). Now he’s talking about using pine as an alternative, which sounds like a bad solution to me.
I’ve only tried milling my own cheap/rough lumber for simple woodworking projects so far, but can’t see this working for trim or even a decent fence.
I would love to hear you guys riff on cedar prices, and using cedar and alternatives in general. Basically, what’s up with cedar prices, and what are good cedar alternatives?
Question 2, video from Cooper:
Question 3, from Ben: I can’t believe this has never come up on this show, but let’s hear some East Coast vs. West Coast framing discussion!
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