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Blog entry by anes posted 01-03-2008 06:14 PM 701 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am getting ready to build a wookbench. Does anyone know where in Illinois I can purchase yellow pine? Thanks, Anes



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bigpops0259

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#1 posted 01-03-2008 06:48 PM

First I would try a lumber yard, but all truss companies build trusses with yellow pine. Douglas fir should work or poplar, I built mine out of Maple. Actually it was an old bowling alley section. I bought from at local salvage company.

-- Marty Ohio

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#2 posted 01-03-2008 07:01 PM

Silly question, but have you tried home depot and lowes? There is bins and bins of the stuff down here.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#3 posted 01-03-2008 07:59 PM

Check out one of the big boxes and start in the 2×10 and 2×12 section. They almost always have SYP in our (MO/IL) area. You’ll get better wood selection if you buy the wider boards and rip them down (which you’d generally have to do anyway to get rid of the rounded corners on 2×4 lumber).

It’s one of the first suggestions Chris Schwarz makes in his workbench book.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 01:15 AM

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 08:23 AM

Wow, living in Louisiana I thought EVERYONE had yellow pine. It’s the most prevalent wood in this area – everyone sells it. What is the common wood in your area?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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