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If you need wood cut to certain sizes, will they cut it at Home Depot or Lowe's for a fee?

Asked by squirbel (3982 points ) November 4th, 2008

I need wood for a furniture project. Can I have it cut at Lowe’s?

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sfortunata's avatar

If you buy the wood at Home Depot they will cut it to whatever size you need. You just need to find someone in the lumber department and tell them the measurements. There isn’t any charge for that. I don’t know about Lowes

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

You have to purchase the full size of the board that you need to make the cut out of. If they do charge, I think it’s minimal, like 50 cents per cut.

laureth's avatar

The Home Depot gives the first cut or two for free out here.

thetmle's avatar

I’m pretty sure Lowes charges by the foot. From the times I’ve gone I just picked out what I needed, had it cut to size, then they measure the wood at the register. I’ve never been charged for having lumber trimmed at Home Depot or Lowes.

Nimis's avatar

From people’s answers, I’m thinking that the policy may vary store to store?
At the Home Depots I’ve been to, you don’t have to purchase the full size board.
Rather, it’s sold by the foot. The first couple cuts are free and after that, they charge.

kelly's avatar

try a local lumberyard. many have bins of cut-offs that they sell at a discount.

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