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I had to replace 8 six foot boards. I came up short (narrow) for the last board.
What' the correct way to determine how things will come out when doing this? The old boards had been there 20 years and some were snugged tight in the groove, some loose. The measurements of the space needing the new boards at top middle and bottom were all different.

How should I have started this job?

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Old boards shrink, mill specs change, new lumber is green....

I've had to mill my own boards to finish a old to new repair, addition.

Anywhere from 3/8" to an inch wider than a stock mill board.
 

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I just got done ripping one in half, ripping a 1/2" strip from an old one and gluing it between the two halves. I felt pretty stupid that this happened.
Gets primed and painted so I don't think it will be visible.
 
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