I went this weekend Frieden hardwood dealer in Kansas and I was overwhelmed by the feelings of joy and happiness. I am a beginning woodworker and this was the first time buying wood from someone other than the local lumber yard or Home depot. Anyone in Kansas I whole heatedly recommend checking him out. So many people and or companies are worried about the bottom line. Mark while I am sure he made sure his money was made he also was flexible and made the experience fun and easy.
I was intimated to head to a hardwood dealer and almost did not take the 45 min drive to him. I decided to buy some purple heart (honestly because I wanted it), ash, cherry and some curly maple. I went up there because of my mother inn law project and will be back as soon as possible.
On a side note I took my father which ended up being a great trip, but we both felt it was a sad reality that at least in our area, when Mark frieden stops his services it will require either the interned or a very long drive to buy the same product and will not be sold by anyone as enjoyable as Frieden hardwoods.
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