I decided to get started building some stuff with wood. I've selected for my first project the Sturdy Work Bench. Tonight, I went to Home Depot and picked up a pine 2x4 to "practice" on, along with some basic tools—a saw, a mitre box, a square, and some other stuff. No power tools, yet, but give me time.
Anyway, as I was looking at the 2x4, a silly question came to me. Most of the ends are smooth, but the cut ends are very rough. In the even that these are exposed at the end of a project, do you just sand them down?
Sorry—this is a really inconsequential question. I'm pretty far away from building anything that will require proper finishing. But I figured there was no harm in asking.