I was in Lowes looking for a piece of wood to build a spice rack.
A small rack, just enough room for the spices I like to grab when I'm cooking.
I found the wood I wanted, it was being sold as lattice.
$7+ for an eight foot long piece of inch and a half by 1/8th".
Wow, spendy I thought...
As I was heading towards the check out stand I walked by the dimensional lumber. An eight foot long select 2x6 is only $6.
That got me thinking about the really nice Delta table saw I walked by on my way to the wood...
With that $600 table saw I could cut a lot of 1/8th" strips out of a $6 piece of wood even with a 1/8th" blade kerf!
Hmmm.. a $600 table saw will save me a bunch if I need lattice.
Of course then I'd need a place to keep the table saw...
Lowes sells sheds!
With my thinking this is all reasonable!
In the end I bought the piece of lattice.