Their task was to examine some alternatives for the raw materials for their projects and to decide what wood(s) they will use. Mr. Atherholt gave them an interesting introduction to some of the woods in his store. Their primary reaction was, wow, there are a lot more choices than the Big Box store!
A quick view of the video below will assure you that yes, if you want selection in your next wood project, a trip to the local or regional lumberyard may be more rewarding than the quick trip to the Box, even if you have to drive a ways to get there.
Matt and Jackie will report in their next blog posts on their wood selections, and some background information on the species selected.