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Blog entry by Jimmy808 posted 07-16-2008 10:20 AM 10125 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Does anyone know where to mail order hardwood via the internet?

-- Jimmy

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#1 posted 07-16-2008 10:53 AM

Hey Jimmy,

try it overhear,, you can read over this business on the website from
the Wood Whisperer.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 07-16-2008 11:51 AM


There are a wealth of businesses who will ship hardwood lumber to you. Here is a link to a fellow LJ, Barlow who does this. Here is a price list that he posted recently. Other sources include Ebay. You can get some good deals there. Another source is Craigslist.

But your best best would be to find a local sawyier as the shipping cost adds up on internet purchases. You might want to check with your local tree removal companies to see if they work with anyone to saw up logs into lumber.

Hope this helps.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 07-16-2008 01:24 PM


I have purchased from these guy’s before and have never had an issue: Woodworkers Source

I have been told by others that Steve Wall is a good source as well: Wall Lumber

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Greg Wurst

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#4 posted 07-16-2008 02:41 PM

I use since they are near me in Toledo and have good prices and great service.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

View Praki's profile


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#5 posted 07-16-2008 03:46 PM

I bought some cherry for table legs from Barlow. Excellent quality and price.

I think the problem with buying on the internet or remote is the shipping cost. I too recommend finding a local sawyer or a lumberyard. Prices may well be similar or lower and you can select lumber perosnally.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#6 posted 07-16-2008 03:48 PM

bell forest products, that schummie said above is what Marc “the wood whisperer” ordered from and he was impressed.

i have ordered from on several occasions goosebay lumber and i have liked their service and products. i haven’t tried their curly or birdseye maple yet but i want to

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#7 posted 07-16-2008 04:32 PM

one i have used in the past was wall lumber. prices are reasonable, shipping was a good, and product was pretty nice. i ordered 100BF of their log run walnut. i got some pretty good yield from that delivery.

good luck

-- Nick, Maine;

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#8 posted 07-16-2008 04:37 PM

I like Wall lumber company also. I have found that their “specials” with shipping are cheaper then I can buy it locally.

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#9 posted 07-16-2008 10:46 PM

I may be biased but you just can’t beat especially for birdseye and tiger maple sawmill direct, right out of the kiln.

-- Denny, Upper Michigan

View Jimmy808's profile


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#10 posted 07-17-2008 03:34 AM

Wow ….Thanks for all the ideas on where to purchase hardwood. I am in Hawaii an we don’t have that much selection out here. I paid about $9BF for the 4/4 cherry wood. Koa wood is about $20BF

-- Jimmy

View barlow's profile


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#11 posted 07-17-2008 04:36 AM

I have a planer mill and hand select all the lumber i sell, i can usually beat just about every where elses price on domestic hardwoods. I also will cut to length/rip/plane to your specs. I specialize in birdseye, but also have some nice curly soft maple. I always have oak, ash, cherry, black walnut, oak and w. and b. ash in stock. Feel free to send me a PM if there is anything i can do for you. Thanks.

-- barlow

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#12 posted 07-17-2008 05:43 AM

Barlows the man…..

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

View Jimmy808's profile


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#13 posted 07-24-2008 12:08 AM

Thanks for all the great advice. I just placed a small order from Barlow.

-- Jimmy

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#14 posted 01-14-2009 02:29 AM

Mac Donald and Owen Lumber has huge inventories and can provide craftsmen the lumber they are seeking at competitive prices. 800-657-6990

They also have hardwood floors all species, brands, exotics and domestics that can ship wholesale to consumers. Save over 70%+ from retail.

-- David, Wisconsin

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#15 posted 12-18-2010 08:24 PM

Just curious, can anyone tell me if this is a good deal at ~$7 a BF shipped? Is this a typical price for this type of hardwood, or rather a typical “special deal”?:

Again, I am curious as I am starting to try and get an idea of what to expect in terms of wood prices in my area and over the internet. I’ll probably start making a list of “typical” prices per bd/ft, sheet goods, etc. so that I can somewhat responsibly and reasonably budget projects.

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