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11-08-2009 06:36 AM

I’ve got an armoire project coming up in a couple of months and I’m going to need about 50 brd feet of 5/4 and about 100 brd feet of 4/4 Birdseye. Anyone know where I could find this in the Southeast so maybe I can send a truck after it and not pay more for shipping than the price of the lumber. Has to be white on one side.

Thanks
Bruc

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 07:38 AM

Birdseye is beautiful stuff but can be expensive and prone to tearout when planing….have you considered using any veneers?

We visited this place last year…they had some of the most impressive hardwoods I’ve ever seen.
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#2 posted 11-08-2009 07:48 AM

Here’s a link that might help

http://www.woodfinder.com/

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 05:00 AM

For birdseye, I’d suggest a gentlmen that I work with out of Milwaukee @

http://www.milwaukeewoodworks.com

He can ship across the US.

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#4 posted 11-09-2009 06:04 AM

http://www.bellforestproducts.com has some very nice lumber at reasonable prices including shipping

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 12:57 PM

SouthEast? Wall Lumber for sure. Steve Wall is a great guy to deal with and his prices are reasonable. http://www.walllumber.com Wall is in North Carolina.

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 01:22 PM

I have bought birdseye from Bell Forest Products as well. Nice guys and nice wood

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#7 posted 11-09-2009 10:19 PM

I’ll back up the Bell Forest guys too. give them a call & tell them what you need.

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 01:15 AM

There was someone on LumberJocks. A member that was selling BirdsEye maple. Some of the other guys bought some and raved about the quality.

I think it was Barlow.

Here is another posting of his on his birdseye

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#9 posted 11-10-2009 01:21 AM

Karson I do believe your talking about Barlow and his wood is extremely nice quality. I purchase some curly maple and birdeye maple for him this past summer. He out of the U.P. in Michigan. I do have a good source in the south east and will post it shortly….Blkcherry

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#10 posted 11-10-2009 01:36 AM

CAROLINA LUMBER SOURCING
I just received this sale notice today via email, there located in the N.Eastern South Carolina, price are super. You can check there web page by Google Carolina Lumber Sourcing, hope this helps…Good luck Bruc…Blkcherry
November 9th Lumber Update:

Hope we find everyone well!

Here is the November Lumber Update – give us a call for any lumber inquiries you may have. We always get new interesting hardwoods in and would be happy to quote you on any lumber you don’t see listed here!

JUST IN!

4/4 Birdseye Maple Sel & Btr, rough – $5.25/bf (min 25bf purchase)

4/4 Flaming Birch Sel & Btr, S2S 15/16” – $6.00/bf (min 25bf purchase)

8/4 Flaming Birch Sel & Btr, S2S 1 15/16” – $6.50/bf (min 25bf purchase)

10” and wider 8/4 FAS Walnut, rough – $6.50/bf

1×12 Clear Cypress S4S 7/8” – 6000bf available – $1.50/bf (min 500bf purchase)

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4/4 Cabinet Grade Cherry, S2S 15/16” (This is GREAT stuff and an unbelievable price!)

$1.85/bf – 200+bf

$2.30/bf – 50-200bf

$2.70/bf – under 50bf

8/4 FAS Cherry, rough

$4.50/bf – 200+bf

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#11 posted 11-10-2009 02:26 AM

Jocks I certainly appreciate all your replies and will certainly get busy talking to some of those folks. Blkcherry thanks for your post, some of those prices are worth jumping over the line and taking a poke at.
At some of those prices I think I need to do a little stocking up and that company not that far from me I don’t think. I need some 8/4 and 4/4 Cherry and the price from my regular vendor is a little more than theirs.
I do like some of the lumber I saw on a couple more of the sites you guys gave me and have already talked to one of them.
Ouchy, our weather radio just went off and said we could get 5 inches of rain tomorrow so I better put the move on out to the shop and throw about 50 brd feet of popular in the door I left out..lol

Bruc

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