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Try this trim-to-fit transport trick to dodge defects

Hauling lumber without a truck can be a challenge. Rather than ask an employee at the home center to cut my lumber to shorter lengths, I bring a cordless circular saw along and cut the boards in the parking lot. I limit waste by cutting the boards in places I would have cut them anyway—at defects or changes in color or grain pattern.
—Bob Hunter, WOOD® Tools Editor

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