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Forum topic by moke posted 06-17-2015 04:47 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2015 04:47 PM

I am driving to Colorado in two weeks to visit friends. We are going to be in Silverthorne and Canon City…..are there any good woodworking stores I should visit?

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 06:52 PM

Not that I know of out that way. We do have a Woodcraft and a Rockler in Denver though.

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#2 posted 06-17-2015 07:52 PM

If you’re near Denver, check out CSWoods, Paxton Lumber, and Austin Hardwoods.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 06-17-2015 08:00 PM

Going there, we are going though Denver on Sunday, and going home we will not be going through Denver and I think we might be in two cars. But Thanks!!!

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#4 posted 06-17-2015 09:41 PM

I agree that CSWoods would be worth a drool. Imar has some fantastic pieces. He is based in Gardner, CO which is about 1.5 hours south from Canon City if that is any better for you but I think the main show room is in Denver.

-- Art

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 03:14 PM

If you go north of Denver, 60 miles, to Fort Collins, check out Sears Trostal lumber.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#6 posted 06-19-2015 11:01 PM

Sorry for the double post. Still learning LJ’s mysterious ways…..

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#7 posted 06-19-2015 11:03 PM

Denver is kind of strange woodworking-wise. Yes, Rockler and Woodcraft are here, Austin hardwoods and Paxton, really tend to focus on large contractors at the blatent expense of customer service to hobbiests/small shops. The lumber they have though…IS lovely. No question.
Actually, any of the larger yards are a lot like Austin in their treatment of those that are not buying wood by the unit. So I guess treading lightly may be advised. By all means vist them, just don’t expect any extraordinary friendliness.
Ditto the above guys regarding CS…..must see place. Much more conducive to those with a penchant for board fondling and drooling.
Woodcraft and Rockler try hard, and are the places to go for tool fondling and “shooting the breeze”.
I wish I could say that I knew of really outstanding local lumber yards to go to. There used to be a place called Centennial lumber, that was exactly what a local yard should be, but went out of business and became a MMJ retailer….might still be worth a stop if you are so inclined….lol… any event, please feel free to contact me while you are here should you need anything.

-- Banned from the creek.....Philistines.

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