@edsnova I am continually amazed at your resourcefulness and persistence. And I, too, think that your skills would be in high demand as a teacher to others wanting to get into fabricating work.
@Stan Galat you'd be lucky just to find the lumber!
Back in May or June I wanted to build a new outside storage rack for 2 kayaks and a canoe. NOBODY had any PT lumber when I called, but then I visited my local hardware/lumber store and told the store manager (I've known him for 30 years) about my plight and he asked, "What and how much are you looking for?"
Really...... Just how much lumber can a kayak rack take, anyway? Put everything I needed in the back of a pickup and it would almost disappear. So he cut me a favor and told me to show up the next morning at their distribution center and it would be ready for pickup, just wear a mask.
It seems that they had hundreds of PT boards in all sorts of sizes but were only doling them out to a few contractors who were working on "essential" stuff - like me!