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I went to lowes and showed them picture of people's goal post framing and they aren't sure what is used. I'm heading to Home Depot now, can someone tell me what to ask for?

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I think you want the finger jointed (joined?) pine. It is built from small straight pieces joined together. I think it usually comes primed and in a small dimension, like 2x3.

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Ok thanks ! Is it something that comes jointed together , or I make that myself ?

In lowes they don't have any "posts" just thin pieces like moulding.
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I'm at Home Depot, they only have pieces like 1x4, 1x2, etc. but they have fjp.
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Mostly it is molding. I can't find it at lowes.com right now but hd has 1x3 molding like what I was describing. Store sku 424600
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Try lowes item #360066 1x4x16 spruce-pine-fir primed board.
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I'm at Home Depot, they only have pieces like 1x4, 1x2, etc. but they have fjp.

The minimalist design does not include traditional posts. It's smaller pieces like the fjp you are finding, joined together in an "L" shape to make a "post". Sounds like you found the right stuff. Here's a link showing what I used (in various sizes).

http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-x-3-x-8-Primed-Finger-Joint-Board-424600/202085979?N=1z11df5#.UehlV6xjGSo

Big actually found 5/4 stock, but I wasn't able to find it. My HD only had the 1" stock and it worked just fine.
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Ohhh. Thanks! That makes sense. I just thought they were solid beams, but I see what you are saying now. Thanks everyone
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You don't need the fancy stuff for trim work. No 2 is fine. Save your cash. If they don't have "primed" you could always prime or paint it yourself (extra cost and work)

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Ya,

Thanks everyone. My main issue was I never knew the posts were an L. Thanks for clarifying that for me. The pictures were great as well. Thanks again!
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Should I paint the front of the posts black before I wrap them in velvet?
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Any fabric wrap pre-paint is a function of the fabric and if there is see through. Just another data point, I've never wrapped the goal posts.
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Thanks Big, I have the triple plush from syfabric. I feel like I can see the white of the post when I hold up the velvet, but I'm also right up on the posts. I'd imagine light spill past the actual screen frame wouldn't be an issue for the wall frame.
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