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Re: Strip: Strip building modifications if paintin

I picked up a 16' spruce 2x4 with growth rings stacked like a deck of cards and only occasional tight pin knots spaced 8"-10" apart on one edge, straight grain and rift sawn for $7 at a box store. I was going to use if for gunwales, but I think they'll end up keelson and chines. Now I always check when I am in one of those stores...