Me too! I just started my coffin but sing 1x3 furring from Home Depot. If I figured everything correct I should be able to make a 6ft x 25" toe pincher for under $39 (24 -1x4 at $1.59 each).that looks really nice scarefx! i wish i would have seen this earlier so i could have made one for this year! ahh well, i'll just have to add it to my to-do list for next halloween!
Wow, we are getting the short end of the stick or in this case, picket! And here I thought I was doing good making the toe pincher for under $40. Oh well! Maybe I can sell it to my neighbor for $50 and have some beer money!Smelly-Skelly,
Here at the Home Depot in Virginia the pine pickets are 99 cents right now. The cedar pickets are $3.49. The pine is 1"x6"x72" nominal. I guess lumber rates vary significantly across the county.
It's probably just transportation costs. We have plenty of pine tree farms here in the southeast. But we don't have the cedar around here so those boards cost us plenty.Wow, we are getting the short end of the stick or in this case, picket! And here I thought I was doing good making the toe pincher for under $40. Oh well! Maybe I can sell it to my neighbor for $50 and have some beer money!
For the life of me I can not find 1"x6" like the ones you have. HD and Lowes sells pressure treated 1x6 for $5 and pine 1x6 for about $4. I'm in New Jersey and called about 3 lumber stores and 2 fence places and nobody sells this stuff. Of course for $47 I can buy an 8' section of fence and get the wood that way Do you have a SKU number on the fence pickets maybe I can special order them from HD? Any NJ people seen this stuff around?