Holtzapffel Workbench – Cutlist


One thing I’m awful at is taking a cutlist to the lumberyard and figuring out which boards to buy, I either end up with too little or too much. Yesterday I’d picked up the boards for the base, figuring I’d build that first then swing by and get the stock for the top.

I’d heard some good things about Cutlist Plus so figured I’d use it to see how best to cut the pieces for the base from the stock I’d bought. Turns out if I use the pieces I bought for the base, and then go and get the stock for the top I’ll end up wasting about $200 worth of wood! So looks like I’ll be making my second trip to the lumberyard sooner than I thought… It really does go to show just how important optimizing your cuts is though, and I thoroughly recommend Cutlist Plus.

— I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

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