My house was built in 1914 and I need to replace 2 original boards on my front porch.
I purchased 2 new tongue and groove 1x4s, removed the damaged ones, and went to replace them...they are not as tall or as wide as the old ones.
Where I can find cedar 1x4s that are the same size? The old ones are 3-5/16 wide not including the tongue (3-1/2 with), and 7/8 thick...the new ones are 3-1/8 wide not including the tongue and 13/16 thick.
The guy at the lumber yard said I wouldn't be able to find the right size because of the way they measure lumber now......not really a woodworker...so I have no idea...figured this would be really straight forward, wrong again!
I could replace an additional 17 boards over to the end of the porch at $12 a pop for $204 and then sand the 1 joint down, or I could have someone mill the correct lumber for probably half that. Just don't have the tools and want to explore my options before shelling out $100 for 2 boards.