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Trips to the hardwood store are always fun. The one I go to is called Hardwood Heaven in Lincoln, Nebraska. They've got a great selection of domestic and exotics.  I love that they sell 8/4 (2" thick) shorts of some common domestic hardwoods by the pound ($1.50/lb for walnut!).  It's much cheaper than purchasing larger cuts by the board foot but you need to put in a little extra work. Most of the pieces are great and easy to resaw to use for other projects.  So if you're looking for a way to save money on your hardwood selections look...

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