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Extremely Average #102: A New Lumber Yard Near Me

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 1592 days ago 1584 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.

http://bit.ly/b6z4oN

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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richgreer

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#1 posted 1592 days ago

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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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1592 days ago

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

Dennis

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Ecocandle

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#3 posted 1592 days ago

Thanks Dennisgrosen,

I am glad you enjoyed today’s post.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Troy

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#4 posted 1592 days ago

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) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com

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Ecocandle

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#5 posted 1592 days ago

Troy,

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

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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