Extremely Average #102: A New Lumber Yard Near Me

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 04-14-2010 04:54 AM 1737 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dear Lumberjocks,

I discovered a lumber yard which I didn’t know about, near Iowa City, and they have all sorts of great lumber from around the globe. Finding a new lumber yard is like getting a catalogue. It is great.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 05:05 AM

I’m sure that what you are talking about is Hills Hardwoods. They do offer a nice assortment of exotics at semi-reasonable prices. You can find better prices on the internet if you are willing to look for them. They’re real price advantage is on small purchases where the lack of a shipping charge gives them an advantage.

For domestic hardwood lumber, you cannot beat Wielands in Whinthrop, IA. Their prices are substantially less than Hills Hardwoods, but they offer no exotics.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 08:02 AM

nice for you I wish we had the same oppetunity here in Denmark
well I gess I have to work around when the time come


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#3 posted 04-14-2010 08:09 AM

Thanks Dennisgrosen,

I am glad you enjoyed today’s post.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 08:17 AM

Nice find! Gotta be nice to have more options and another place to hang out with outer wood guys and gals.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 08:49 AM


Thanks for taking the time to comment. I just found your blog and the great interviews. It is almost 2 AM, so I am getting tired, but I will read some more of your stuff tomorrow. Really good blog, everyone should check it out.


-- Brian Meeks,

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