126 – 5 Tips for Laying Out Project Parts

Video - August 22, 2010

Whenever I lay out my project parts in rough lumber, I find that there are 5 things that I always try to keep in mind.

1 – Work with one species at a time for multi-species projects.

2 – Layout the largest and most visible parts first.

3 – Select the best grain possible.

4 – Avoid unwanted flaws.

5 – Fit the small pieces in strategically for most efficient use of wood.

This content was excerpted from the Chest of Drawers project in the Wood Whisperer Guild.