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Old 08-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Im currently doing cabinetry so i use 8' Lengths of moulding which Is easy to transport in a ford ranger, however I'm planning on getting into finish carpentry so I'm not sure how to accommodate for 12' & 16' baseboards. How do you guys usually carry them?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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on my roof rack or have them delivered.

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Old 08-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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on my roof rack or have them delivered.
Same here.
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20' enclosed trailer.
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For just a piece or 2 I can run it through the sliding back window onto the dash and strap it on the tailgate. Usually put them on my ladder racks on my trailer. 90% of the time I have them delivered, my millworks company delivers for free no matter how much or how little I order.
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Usually had it delivered. If I had to pickup in a small truck, I'm sure I'd do some ghetto bungee cord/plastic wrap setup.
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Bumper to bumper between the tires
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Bumper to bumper between the tires
I've seen that.......

Get a lumber rack for that Ranger. Also get so shrink wrap and make sure you shrink wrap the very front of the stack. If you don't get the very front you might be missing a couple feet of trim when you get to the job.
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I did that once. Only had a little ways to go with some mdf crown, hit a few dips in road just right to get it moving up and down and lost the front of half my crown.
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If you have a way to carry a 16' long ladder, you have a way to carry 16' trim with no flopping. :
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Delivered or in my 16 foot trailer. If I don't have the trailer and only need a few pieces I stick it through the sliding glass window(crew cab truck) and leave it up on the tailgate.
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Came across these pouches awhile ago & thought they looked interesting for protecting trim from the weather when it was being carried on ladder racks. Haven't bitten yet, but may do so down the road.
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without cutting in my Sprinter
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I'm planning on getting into finish carpentry so I'm not sure how to accommodate for 12' & 16' baseboards. How do you guys usually carry them?
If you are able to, get an account set up with a couple of millwork places around you.

No matter how I've run the #'s, it's almost always been cheaper to have stuff delivered.

The only times where it hasn't been is when you need a stick NOW, for whatever reason, i.e. running short a stick for finishing up a job, you under-estimated, more waste than you accounted for, etc.

With a rack for the truck/trailer you're fine...but I would recommend having materials delivered if you've got the time.

If you're a one-man show, small material deliveries may not be cost-effective due to you having to spend time meeting the delivery guys, that's fine too.
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Lumber yard delivers for free since I have a credit acct with them.
Otherwise I put lumber on ladder racks on side of trailer ( if I need something in a hurry)
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I think home depot will cut them in half for you at no charge.
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Get a bigger truck or a rack.. or if u get a account at a yard they will take care of the transportation for you if you buy enough.
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Just curious.....but how do you deliver your cabinetry?

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