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Forum topic by Craig posted 06-16-2015 01:13 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craig

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06-16-2015 01:13 AM

Need some wood for a pencil post bed I’m building for my daughter and can’t find locally. Anybody have suggestions? Kids looking forward to a lumber run!


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rwe2156

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#1 posted 06-16-2015 09:59 AM

I live in NE FL. This will be a tough one.

You could try any hardwood distributor but don’t get your hopes up they will have any in stock.

The only places I know of is Case in Savannah and a couple places around Charleston, SC.
There are distributors all over the state I would just start calling them.

Wall Lumber is a great place, but its way up in NC. Heckuva a lumber run but its a heckuva place.
They will ship lumber but I would want to see it first.

Good luck!

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 11:14 AM

I have 9/4, but no 12/4.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Craig

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 11:25 AM

You have 12/4 in walnut or anything else? I need to finish dimension around 2 1/2”. Trying to avoid a glue line in the middle of the taper.

Thanks for the reply!

I’m thinking if I go all the way to Wall Lumber, it will be more than a lumber run…

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 11:46 AM

Hood Dist.
Jacksonville, Fl
904-783-0170
I would give them a call. They have a huge warehouse full of all sorts of lumber. If they don’t have what you need the may be able to direct you.
Will-call is from 8am-12n.

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 11:59 AM

Plan on spending some money if you’re going that thick with anything anymore other than a 4×4 pressure treated post even if you can get it.

Osborne Wood Product in Toccoa. Ga. manufactures legs and post and may can get you the width and length you want at a cost.

The last time I made a pencil post bed I saved about $800 by gluing up 6/4 Cherry boards.

I’ve got another one to build and it’s going to be out of 4’ x 4’ Cedar post and that’s going to cost a few hundred bucks.

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WDHLT15

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#6 posted 06-17-2015 01:34 AM

I have some 15/4 walnut (3.75” thick) that is air dried. 8’ and 9’ lengths. Widths 10” to 12”.

Now that I think about it, there is one piece of 12/4 walnut. About 9” to 10” wide if I remember, and about 9’ long, maybe 10’ long. Not sure if that will work.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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Craig

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#7 posted 06-17-2015 03:25 AM

Danny, two of those would be perfect, along with some 5/4 for the rails if you have it. Do you have a price ?

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#8 posted 06-17-2015 11:41 AM

PM sent.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#9 posted 06-17-2015 02:31 PM

Give Atlanta hardwood a call. This is a gigantic company with many divisions. They have a retail sales floor that sells all kinds of exotic hardwoods, burls, and veneer. Here is a link to their website. http://www.hardwoodweb.com/HWWIndex.html

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