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Wood for Sale

by RoyBoy
posted 2633 days ago


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Bill

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#1 posted 2633 days ago

I know the Wood Butcher was looking for ways to sell his large stache of Red Oak, but was having trouble finding buyers. Some reason, no one in the Carolinas wanted Red Oak. I told him I would love it, but transporting it to California would be out of the question. I think he found some buyers recently.

He also mentioned he did have other wood as well. And he seem to have a number of contacts all around that also had their own saw mills too. Hopefully he can help.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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RoyBoy

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#2 posted 2633 days ago

Ok, cool – thanks Bill!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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GuyK

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#3 posted 2633 days ago

Sounds like a great idea. I have access to hardwoods ( cherry, hard maple, soft maple, walnut etc.) and pine if anyone is interested. A friend owns a small 2 man mill just north of me ( NE Pennsylvania ). If you are interested, just let me know, I will put you in touch with him. You can e mail me, or leave me a message through here.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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Ethan Sincox

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#4 posted 2633 days ago

Likewise, I have a great contact here in the St. Louis area. It, too, is a two-man mill. They cut and kiln dry all their lumber. Mostly regional woods, like cherry, hard and soft maple, walnut, red and white oak (they love cutting quarter-sawn white oak).

They sell a lot of their wood to the local woodworking stores, like Rockler and Woodcraft. They’re just as happy selling it to woodworkers directly for wholesale prices.

If you’re interested in any, drop me a PM and I’ll give you their contact information.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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oscorner

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#5 posted 2633 days ago

Can any of you move to, Louisiana? Everything is north of here! Oh, and bring the wood with you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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RoyBoy

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#6 posted 2633 days ago

Your absolutely right! All the good hardwoord dealers are northeast! I guess Boston is a nice place to live too! haha

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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tidewalker

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#7 posted 2633 days ago

looking for a supplier of Basswood or Butternut in Canada. preferably the Maritime region.

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scottb

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#8 posted 2633 days ago

Sure Boston may be a nice place to live, but proportionally speaking, one of the most expensive… If all the good hardwood dealers are in the northeast, can someone point me in the right direction – since I’m smack dab in the middle of New England.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 2632 days ago

My thoughts exactly Scott…when you find them, let me know too…

of course Boston is the hub of the universe…and yes…I pahk my cah in hahvad yahd…

Speaking of Boston accents…
My brother Bill was in the Navy and made friends with a guy from the deep woods of Tennessee….they were having difficulty understanding each others accents at times.

One day during a particularly difficult conversation my brother turns to Jim and says:

Bill….what we need is a translatah!
Jim…A whuuuut?
Bill…A translatah
Jim…A whuuuut?
Bill….Nevahmind!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2632 days ago

Nowadays the cost of shipping is the killer, so I think buying close to home is the best.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2632 days ago

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Ethan Sincox

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#12 posted 2632 days ago

At Woodworker’s Source , you can buy almost every kind of wood they carry in Craft Packs (10bf) and Project Packs (20bf) and shipping is free on both kinds.

Until the end of April, they’re having a sale on all imported woods. For example, a Project Pack of Santos Mahogany would cost you $187 delivered. That comes down to $9.35/bf, including delivery.

They are fast, friendly, and courteous – I like that combination anywhere.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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RoyBoy

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#13 posted 2632 days ago

True Dick… shipping is 50% or more of the cost. Doesn’t anyone know of a southern lumber supplier? haha Hey, this blog was a good idea by somebody! ;) I knew we needed this! LOL

Woodworkers’s source is a bit on the pricey side, but they do have a nice site and seem to have everything and when you catch a sale (like Sears) they are good. http://www.internetlumber.com/ has some of the best pricing I’ve seen.

These are great tips/places/suggestions all – thanks! We are good when we put our heads together!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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#14 posted 2632 days ago

ANyone know of a good supplier in California? Especially in the Bay Area region?

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Bill

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#15 posted 2632 days ago

Agreed VT, we need some good lumber suppliers out west too.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#16 posted 2632 days ago

I used to stop at a Walnut Bowl Shop outlet store outside of Ozark MO.

They had a bargain room with a bunch of culls. They also had a lot of short pieces of Walnut up to about 5’ in length for about $2 a board. I used to squeeze what I could into my car.

I haven’t been there for quite awhile, but they might still have that bargain room.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob_B

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#17 posted 2632 days ago

Scottb & treefarmer,

I’m a Rhode Islander, Have you guys found a good supplier around here? There’s a place I know of in western MA that I go to sometimes on my way to VT, but it’s pretty out of the way.

Any suggestions?

Bob B

-- Bob B - Warwick, Rhode Island

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Ethan Sincox

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#18 posted 2632 days ago

Dick,

I’ve driven past that store many times in my life – I never even thought about stopping by there as a source of scrap walnut!

Now… when’s our next trip down to the lake?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#19 posted 2631 days ago

Ethan,
I thought of you when I mentioned this place, it can’t be too far from you. It’s been quite a few years since we passed through there.
The Lake, It won’t be too long, & we’ll be moving up for the summer. We haven’t been there since last Oct.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Ethan Sincox

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#20 posted 2631 days ago

Sorry, Dick, that’s what we call Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri… I was just wondering when I’d be making our next trip in that direction.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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WayneC

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#21 posted 2631 days ago

I’ve seen this guy advertising on craigslist in Northern CA. I’ve not had any experience with him.

http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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TheWoodButcher

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#22 posted 2631 days ago

Hey RoyBoy, sorry it took so long to get back to you. How much lumber are you talking about? I have some red oak and a little bit of walnut (less than150BF), I have three cherry logs in line to be butchered. I get different logs all the time so I never really know what I’m gonna have on hand. I sell it from here too so sometimes it gets gone pretty fast. Right now, I’m running low on everything, but I am, getting my inventory back up again. Let me know just what you are looking for and I’ll try to put it together for you. The shipping is the toughest part. Somebody come up with a great idea quick.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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tidewalker

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#23 posted 2631 days ago

Anyone have any basswood for sale or trade in canada? I am looking for good carving wood . Maybe even some cypress knees or butternut.

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RoyBoy

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#24 posted 2630 days ago

Thanks so much WB - I’m still working on my remodel and really need White Oak right now, but will need some Cherry soon when doing the kitchen… a couple months off. I’ll get with you before to see if you have some. Can you email me a price list if you have one? You can send it to me on my page if you prefer. Cypress and Hickory as well if you ever come across that?

Thanks again – NICE sawmill and setup!
Brian

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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Larry

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#25 posted 2630 days ago

You people are so lucky to have access to lumber. Here in souther Idaho about the only wood you can find is sage brush – and its not thick enough to build anything. If you do go to the mountains you better have access to a permit as removing wood from the federal or state land is a very serious no no..

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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thumbs

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#26 posted 2613 days ago

Looking for a supplier of hardwoods in the SW Iowa, NW Missouri, SE Nebr. areas. Probably be buying in the 100 bf range.

-- Mitakuya Oyasin

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Christian

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#27 posted 2613 days ago

These guys are in western Iowa.

www.dunham-hardwoods.com

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scottb

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#28 posted 2613 days ago

Bob B, just got back to this thread…

There’s Highland hardwoods near Exeter NH. They have quite the assortment, I’ve been once. I heard thats the place to go, despite other lumbermills nearby.

http://www.highlandhardwoods.com/retail-hardwood-lumber.html

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Tony

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#29 posted 2608 days ago

Hi guys.

I have just been looking at the prices of lumber on the site suggested by Scott. You guys have some good prices over there.

Here is a sample of prices here – its all 4/4 stock FAS

American White Oak – $3.70/bf
European White oak – $4.35/bf
American Ash – $3.32/bf
European Ash – $3.97/bf
EuropeanBeech – $3.32/bf
Iroko – $4.72/bf
Jatoba -$4.84/bf
Araputanga -$9.82/bf

All these prices are based upon the fact you buy a cubic meter (423 bf) at a time of each species. + delivery – my local timer yard is 180 km away (120miles)

It just goes to show – that we get ripped off here in Europe, when you can buy Europen lumber cheeper in the USA, than at home.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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HandsOgold

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#30 posted 2588 days ago

Thank you all for your kind comments and hearty welcome to your clan. If anyone is interested, my source for the ebony is having a summer “firesale” this June 2007 on cut logs. You can email him at “a102degrees@rgv.rr.com”
for more information. Last I heard he was selling a 2-3foot log for about $25 including shipping, (but dont quote me)

-- Dan

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#31 posted 2588 days ago

Hello freinds, Karson gave me this link(Thanks), I’m having a clearance sale shoppers, South Texas Ebony, let me know if theres any interests. I’ll send pictures. I also have Honey Mesquite and a few large mesquite trees to harvest but I need to clear current stock first though.
I’m looking forwards to sharing what this part of the country offers with everyone here.

Gerry

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surplusdealdude

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#32 posted 2588 days ago

If anybody’s interested in hard maple blanks about 3×3 x 36”, I know a guy who has TONS.

I’m thinking of packaging and selling them for workbenches.

-- surplusdealdude

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Bob Babcock

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#33 posted 2587 days ago

I just got lucky. These guys are right on the way to my daughters house on the Cape and I’ve been talking to them about hosting a SE Mass woodworking club.

http://www.capehardwoods.com/

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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RonR

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#34 posted 2587 days ago

Bob_B,
I live in south-central MA near RI. Downes & Reader in Stoughton a few miles off of Rt 95 is where I get most hardwood and sheet goods. Another good lumber yard is Highland Hardwoods in southern NH.

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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ffej

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#35 posted 2572 days ago

I can attest to Gerry’s statement about mesquite. I bought some from him on ebay and it is gorgeous!
Thanks Gerry!

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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Bob Babcock

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#36 posted 2572 days ago

Hello Fellow New Englanders,

I need to check out Downes & Reader. I’ve heard of them but never gone over there. Another place I want to check out is http://www.berkshireproducts.com/ Wow…talk about some nice stuff. Is this the place you were talking about Bob_B? Is it as good as it looks?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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GaryK

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#37 posted 2572 days ago

To anyone living East of Los Angeles there are two excellent suppliers.

Lane Stanton Vance in City of Industry
Reel Lumber in Anaheim.

I used to get all my stuff there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Damian Penney

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#38 posted 2571 days ago

In the Bay Area PALS and MacBeath are both great (I prefer PALS) I think they both have locations in SF, but I go to the PALS in Emeryville and the MacBeath in Berkeley.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Jim

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#39 posted 2568 days ago

If anyone knows of any mills in the oklahoma city or tulsa area(i’m in between) I would appreciate the heads up. I am new and want to start using better wood than than lowes/hd etc

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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kregsan

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#40 posted 2566 days ago

I have a couple of barns I need to take down. I am looking for someone to trade the labor for some of the wood and all of the metal roof for scrap. The beams are hand hewn oak or hickory 12”x12” and 20-30+ feet long. The big barn is about 100’ x 50’. I don’t have any pictures of the smaller barn.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9608886@N06/706484684/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9608886@N06/706484730/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9608886@N06/706484766/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9608886@N06/706484878/
Anyone interested? I have someone local that “probably” wants to do it but not until the fall sometime.

-- Mike, Berkey, OH.

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Paul

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#41 posted 2566 days ago

Mike -

Having all that wonderful wood would be awesome of course .. . . and it sounds like you’ve decided to take them down, but a barn from 1890! Any chance for conservation?

I did a quick Internet search and there’s an Ohio Barn Conservation Group @
www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohiobarns/index.html

And another National Group called “Barn Again”

Of course I have no idea what kind of services or assistance they offer . . . just a thought, but if the idea appeals at all – you might check them out.

-- Paul, Texas

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Bill

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#42 posted 2565 days ago

I would love to help out, but Ohio is just a bit far for me. I have a few projects I could use those beams for.

The wood looks great and so does the barn. Too bad the barn can not stay and be used for something else. What a great workshop that would make (at least size wise).

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#43 posted 2564 days ago

Thanks Jeff, I got velvet now, leme know.

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kregsan

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#44 posted 2564 days ago

I looked in to conserving it but the problem with the barn is that the roof has been leaking for quite a while, the previous owners left hay in the hay mow which is totally rotted out and most of the 2 1/2” thick flooring is also rotted or has been removed already. Unfortunatly the cost just to replace the roof and the floor would be way out of my budget. There is some Amish in the area that I was told might want to remove it and rebuild it somewhere else. I haven’t had any luck chasing that down. I absolutly want to save the wood though. I have seen people around here knock barns down and just burn the wood. Now that is tragic!

-- Mike, Berkey, OH.

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Bill

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#45 posted 2564 days ago

Well I am sure you will put the wood to good use Mike. If only I were closer….

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Matt

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#46 posted 2563 days ago

Though I’m sure most of you have noticed, I’ll tell you anyway… :) I have deals on some great exotics pretty often. I have posted a few of the deals here so far such as the currently posted jatoba. My number is 423-883-9929, and e-mail is noogawood@hotmail.com if you have any questions at any time. I’d be happy to help you.

(How’s that for a plug? haha) I hope I’m not crossing any forum boundaries with this post. Please inform me if I am.

Thanks!

Matt Campbell

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