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#1 posted 05-25-2010 06:04 PM

Interesting conversation for sure. I have only bought 1 plank of purpleheart to date – But that’s mainly because I have had no demand for it right now. I’m builing mostly projects that will be gifts or used here at home. Because I am not recouping my costs, I’m sticking to domestics from a local sawmill. I also try to surf around on CL when I need to as there is generally a lot of wood available that way. I figure that if I’m not buying from a commercial supplier, I’m not adding to the demand.

If I were to start selling to customers that want exotics, they would have to pay the premium that they demand and then I would consider looking for environmentally responsible suppliers.

My domestic choices are walnut, cherry and maple for colour variation.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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