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Posted on Where do buy wood at? and best prices?

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 09:02 PM

Lowes and Home Depot are usually not your friends when it comes to affordable, quality hardwoods. They are usually open though (compared to the smaller lumber shops) so that is one thing they have going for them.

Try to find a local hardwood supplier if possible. They’ll usually have the best prices on quality pieces. HD and Lowes have decent prices at times, but they usually only offer lower grades of wood (try buying Western Red cedar from either of those places and all you get is construction grade).

Compared to my lumberyard and local hardwood supplier, the big box store prices are usually 25-100% more depending on the wood and grade and there really is no comparison on selection since HD/Lowes usually only carry a handful of different species.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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