They say there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything. Experience tells us that the right way is usually the more difficult way, too. Well, here's a situation in which the easier way is also the faster and safer way. When we leave the home center or wood store with some lumber, knowing a couple simple knots will make securing the lumber an easy job.
Here's a link to a series of short videos from ShopNotes magazine, showing you how it's done. It's also an effective way to show everyone how really cool you are: "Man, that guy knows everything!"