Online tool for optimizing lumber cut lists

#1

I’m building a TV table for the bedroom this weekend and am just using mostly dimensioned weathered lumber for the rustic look.

I designed it in Sketchup but I bought the lumber a while ago and didn’t have quite enough to do exactly what I wanted so I tweaked the design a bit but also worked hard to get the lumber yield ideal, given the various lengths I need to cut.

It’s a well known math problem and I figured there must be an easy way to do it oneline. A bit of googling turned up this great tool: https://www.kurraglenindustries.com.au/linear-cutting-list-calculator.htm

Here is a screenshot of what it worked out for me. I fed it my available lengths on hand and set my kerf and then input all my required cuts. It worked very well.

-Jeff

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#2

Wow that’s pretty nifty @jwoody18 :ok_hand:

#3

Thats awesome I will be bookmarking that one. Thanks for posting this.