Friday, 25 May 2012

Stringer Yield

The yield when cutting the stringers was very dissatisfying. I had bought the larch as best quality (for 1,750 /m³) at a boat timber merchant.
After the wood has been cut into batten and the cracks and knots were cut out, I measured, weighed, calculated and the following turned out:
  • Only 31% of the larch was useful to stringers. The rest is good only for the fireplace.
  • The cost for the self-cut and planed 32x32mm ² stringers are  4.70 /m!
Quite expensive!
I am currently looking for alternatives, because I still need about 90m 23x23mm² stringer.

Working time been invested: 220 hours

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