Wood question: spruce?
I picked up a long 2 x 6 recently that's pretty clear.  It's marked spruce, fir or pine, and it's from Canada. Is there any assumption I can make about the species given that it's from Canada? I'm building a skin-on-frame canoe and am looking for spruce, if I can get it. In the past I've found some spruce from northern Europe at Menards--it's marked spruce--but it's exceedingly hard to find a board that's clear.
  Re: Wood question: spruce? by overland (I picked up a long 2...)
No way of knowing by the designation on the piece. Construction lumber and likely tooo wet to use for much else.
  Re: Wood question: spruce? by overland (I picked up a long 2...)
There are plenty of vendors for that.  I did a search:


"Clear spruce for boat building near me".

I'm not sure it will transfer to your address; you may have to type in the search yourself.  I found three vendors within 60 miles of my house.

Also look at this directory of marine lumber suppliers:

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