Using The Home Depot’s Cutting Center

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  1. littlebitties says:

    How did you go about getting the Home Depot to partner with you? I tried to join their affiliate program and was denied. I love your blog name. Very catchy! 🙂

    • Ya know, I just applied through the CJ Affiliate program and they accepted me. Are you a DIY blog? I will go check you out. I still new to this but I do not do any personal stuff of this blog and it’s solely for DIY’s. Maybe reach out to them personally and try again?

    • Terri says:

      I wish we had the same experience. Home Depot is terrible every time I have asked for cutting help. I would never recommend their cutting services. They complain the whole time and say it won’t be accurate and tell you not to bother, AND warn they may slice their finger off like it’s your fault. Tilton, New Hampshire Home Depot is the worst. I hate fake sponsored posts.

      • This makes me so sad! I seriously love our home depot. I am sure it’s all about who is working there, and our employees here are super amazing. And this post wasn’t sponsored (even though it would have been nice!). I just get a lot of questions from people how to use it so I wrote about my experience. Thank you for stopping by Terri!

  2. […] for you, but each store will have different stipulations on this.  I wrote an entire post on using The Home Depot Cutting Center here – video tutorial and all.  So if you haven’t used this service yet check out the post […]

  3. […] do not want to cut it yourself, you can ask The Home Depot to do it for you.  Nervous to ask?  Read my post here about using The Cutting Center at The Home Depot.  It will give you all the low down on the […]

  4. […] Center?  It’s so easy!  I wrote an entire blog post on it so you can get comfortable.  Read it here.  You will never want to cut your own wood […]

  5. […] Step 1 – Cut Wood  (learn how to use the Home Depot Cutting Center here) […]

  6. […] it for you if you head to the Cutter Center.  If you aren’t sure how to use this service, check out my blog post here that teaches you all about […]

  7. […] them cut the pieces for you!  If you do not feel confident using the Cutting Center at Home Depot, read my post here to help you feel better – it’s so […]

  8. […] Depot for supplies.  You can have them cut your wood (see how to use the Home Depot Cutting Center here) if you want to as well.  After you measure you may need to sand off or cut some pieces to match […]

  9. Math Nazi says:

    4 x 8 is 32 square feet. Not 36

  10. Molly says:

    LOVE that you did this. I have such a hard time going into home depot because I know I don’t look like I belong. I am looking to build a closet storage system from scratch, so I will be having some cuts done this weekend! Thanks for your post!

    • Molly, I know it can be intimidating – once you do it you will see they are so nice and it is so helpful! So glad you joined me here – good luck!

  11. mollyrdexter says:

    LOVE that you did this. I have such a hard time going into home depot because I know I don’t look like I belong. I am looking to build a closet storage system from scratch, so I will be having some cuts done this weekend! Thanks for your post!

  12. […] Home Depots Cutting Center […]

  13. […] me so they would be easier to get into the car.  This is super easy to do and it’s FREE.  Here is my post all about using The Home Depot Cutting Center if you are nervous about […]

  14. […] You will measure the height and width of your windows.  1×4 boards will be on both sides of your window – exact height.  1×6 board will be your window sill and will extend 3 inches over on each side (width plus 6 inches).  The MDF 1×4, 1×2 and 1×8 boards will also extend over by 3 inches on each side.  I had a 1×8 wood board in the shed so I opted to use that.  At my Home Depot the MDF board was cheaper than the real wood.  Additionally, Home Depot will cut your boards for you!  Read all about it here. […]

  15. […] Cut each of your boards to the length you need. You will then add pocket holes to 3 of the 1×8 boards (read how to do that here). […]

  16. Katieatie says:

    Will they only cut straight lines? I’m working on creating a built-in looking media wall and I want two corners to be cut so that they’re like two squares so I can have it be a shelf top (it fits around two other boards).

    Thanks for all your help! I am hoping to use the cutting center for my first time as well and I’m definitely nervous being a women!

    • You can do it!!! They are so helpful!! Usually it’s straight cuts, but you cab ask them. You can pick up an inexpensive saw to do them as well. I am cheering you on !!

  17. farmgirlmeetscityboy says:

    I could not for the life of me figure out how to “just WONDER the isles” as instructed in the fifth step. So instead I “just WANDERED the isles.”

  18. Lillie says:

    I know this post was semi a joke but thank you for doing this! I always feel very self conscious in Home Depot and didn’t want to ask an employee if they will cut boards/for how much and embarrass myself (yes I’m aware how silly that sounds.)

    • Seriously, for years I was so worried to ask someone for help for fear of looking stupid!! That’s why I wrote the post! I am so glad it helps !

  19. Ed says:

    Title should be changed to “Illiterate meets Farm Boy”. Just a quick glance and I found that “aisle” is spelled “isle” as if talking about islands instead of shelves in a store, and the ninth slide is grammatically incorrect since it says “your” instead of “you’re”.

    • How sad of you to take such aggressive action over misspelled words. What if I was someone just learning English and doing my best to share the new knowledge that I have with others? In a world of such unkind people, it is sad that you would add to it like that. I hope you find more important things to do with your time than rip on people for their mistakes instead of kindly helping them along.

  20. Max says:

    FYI – Home Depot has limits on how long of a piece of wood they can rip (i.e., cut length-wise along the grain) – and at ours it is a pretty short board – less than 2 feet.

  21. K. E. says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m always the only girl in line at the cutting center, so it is great to know there are others girls out there doing this too:)

  22. […] Center?  It’s so easy!  I wrote an entire blog post on it so you can get comfortable.  Read it here.  You will never want to cut your own wood […]

  23. jon says:

    My experience at HomeDepot is I’m not sure what they are measuring because when having multiple cuts done of same size they are ALWAYS different so BEWARE! Usually panel cuts are okay, but crosscuts forget it unless exact size doesn’t matter.

  24. […] Chop Saw/hand saw – or use the Cutting Center at Home Depot. […]

  25. […] one of your boards in half (Home Depot can do that for you and you can read about it here). We didn’t bother to sand it down either. Then space them out to make sure you know where […]

  26. […] Center in 14 inches long sections. Not sure how to use the Cutting Center? Read how easy it is right here (yep I wrote a blog post about […]

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