Get this, in a town the size of Boise non of the major lumber yards stock kd 4×4 posts. When asked they say they can’t even get ’em unless they buy a bunk so don’t even ask. Strange.
The engineer we have been using has the hots for 4×4’s in interior walls when transmitting second floor loads, which is a pain because we’ve been having to use green posts.
Then wandering down the isle at home depot what did I see but a stack of #2&btr kd posts, with some almost knot free #1’s with near perfect tight grain for $10 a shot. After high-grading the pile of the knotless ones I had to think how crappy is that if the only place to pick up something that’s used so much is at HD?
Beer was created so carpenters wouldn’t rule the world.