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Blog entry by richgreer posted 1638 days ago 919 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just received my order of 30 board feet of curly maple. It is gorgeous. I ordered it over the internet from a company that I had never dealt with before, MapleLeaf Hardwoods in Hughesville, PA. They sent me a picture but you never really know what you are getting until you see it for real. I am so relieved. This wood is better than I ever imagined. All of the boards come from the same tree so the pattern is consistent in all of the boards.

I’m going to buy some cherry locally and start to work on the bed I have been thinking about for a long time. Here’s a picture. http://www.finewoodworking.com/Gallery/GalleryImage.aspx?id=27538

I should have enough curly maple to do a complete bedroom suite.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.



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GuyK

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#1 posted 1638 days ago

Rich, I live about a hour from Hughsville, I will have to check this place out. Glad the wood was good for you.
Do they have a website??

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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Dennis Fletcher

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#2 posted 1638 days ago

Wow, I can’t wait to see the bed. I’m glad you got good wood. Do you have their link?

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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grizzman

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#3 posted 1638 days ago

that’s going to be a beauty..cant wait to see your project…maybe you can do a blog on the build….it would be welcomed .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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richgreer

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#4 posted 1638 days ago

The place I bought the maple is found at www.curlymaple.com. You can see some of their inventory online but you cannot order online. You have to e-mail or call. I note my original post says I ordered over the internet. Actually I inquired via e-mail, telling them what I wanted. They sent me an e-mail with a picture and a price and I okayed the purchase via e-mail and paid them with paypal.

They are not cheap but, for the quality they offer, their prices are reasonable.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 1638 days ago

good news sounds great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1638 days ago

Rich,

Paul has some amazing material available. If you haven’t already, ask to be put on his newsletter list. It’s a feast for the eyes every time I click on the links to see the wood. You should post some pics of the material you got.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

look forward to seeing the material

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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