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Forum topic by Vulture posted 09-10-2009 07:52 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vulture

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09-10-2009 07:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question figured wood

I didn’t see a forum that related directly to wood species or sources. So, being new to LJs, I hope I picked the right forum. If I didn’t, someone please direct me (gently! :-) ) to the right place.

I’ll admit that I often have “lumber envy”. I have had difficulty finding a local dealer (Portland, OR greater metro area) who has a selection of figured woods that I often see featured in projects in magazines, books and web sites such as this one.

I would welcome any suggestions for sources that specialize in figured woods and burls. I would prefer referrals to dealers within my area or region (the Pacific Northwest), but will consider others if the shipping terms are right.

Thanks in advance to the LJ community for the guidance!

-- Kevin, Vancouver, WA


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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 07:57 PM

One option is to go the veneer route, and I can recommend certainlywood.com and veneersupplies.com, get some amazing figure that way.

-- 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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 07:21 AM

Try Cook Woods, they’re in Klamath Falls. Try an ebay search within 100 miles.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Repairman87

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 06:39 PM

Don’t know any in the North West but if you are looking for solid woods try here

http://www.horizonevolutions.com/

These guys are great to deal with.

Good Luck,
Scott

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 09-13-2009 06:52 PM

Here’s a good source were ever you live http://www.woodfinder.com/marketplace.php

Topamax Cook woods is more like 240 miles away.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jimp

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#5 posted 09-30-2009 04:33 AM

Kevin -

Here is a list of some of the places I get my lumber in the Portland area (they are all south of the river):

CrossCut Hardwoods
Gilmer Wood Company
Rose City Lumber
Goby Walnut & Western Hardwoods [This is where I get the lumber for my bench project.]

Click for details

I hope this helps.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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