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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 07-06-2013 11:51 PM 1547 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have no affiliation with this company besides discovering them online for some hardwood flooring and discovering that they are also beginning to carry wood.

Higgins flooring in Rochester NH. (north of Portsmounth, in souther NH, close to Eastern Mass and Southern Maine).

Their flooring prices are excellent and they’ve been doing flooring for a long time. It’s a father/son business. They’re also starting to carry hardwoods. I needed a couple hundred board feet of red oak for woodwork molding. When i went out to the warehouse to check on the flooring I noticed bins of hardwoods. Super nice stuff. the oak was all about 11” to 17” wide (and some smaller stuff available) and 12’ or greater in length. The stuff is select, great grain and knot free. Beautiful stuff. I’ll drop a price here ($2.52 bdft) for semi planed; smooth but needs more work. They also currently have s4s stuff and will have the other forms in time.

I also saw, but don’t need now, some super cherry, maple, walnut hickory and other species at similarly good prices. BTW.. these prices are lower for this area than other places.

I mention this for the people of this area only because wood is a huge expense for some of us. Google them to check them out.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 12:52 AM

Great info. But, a long haul for me.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 01:17 AM

thanks for the pointer. always good to know the options

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 03:35 PM

Thanks Dan for the referral… I go through the Portsmouth area frequently and will have to check it out!
I don’t know how it matches up for prices, but Highland Hardwoods is just a little further down the road in Brentwood (right on Rt. 125)... Another Great Place!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 07:51 PM

I’ll second Highland Hardwoods. They know their stuff. Huge selection too.

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 08:05 PM

I’ll third Highland hardwoods as that’s where I’ve always gotten my stuff. Good wood. Great selection, good prices. I’ll go back there for other woods.

Thing is that this place is good wood too but the price is much less. I’m using about 200 bd ft of oak to make and finish off a living room casings/moldings/stairs right now. My 200 bd ft cost $504. At Highland it would have been $764. One is $2.52 bdft the other is $3.82 bdft.

And, I had a hard time finding anything under 11” in width. No knots, nice grain.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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