Where to buy lumber in Sacramento, CA?

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Forum topic by Dovetail posted 11-20-2009 07:17 AM 7394 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2009 07:17 AM

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I am new to this site and to woodworking. I’ve built a few book shelves and closet organizers, but nothing serious. My source for lumber has been HD/Lowe’s up to this point. There is a Woodcraft in town, but their lumber selection isn’t much. I have called a few places, but they are wholesalers so they only sell in large quantities. I want to obtain species like cherry, white oak, red oak, etc. The local HD/Lowe’s only carry pine, oak, and poplar.

For those of you who live in the Sacramento, CA, where do you go to buy your lumber? Is there a place that sell to woodworkers (wood hacker in my case)?

If there is none, then mail order is my only option. Any recommendation?



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#1 posted 11-20-2009 07:28 AM

This should help you out

Good luck.


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#2 posted 11-20-2009 07:49 AM

I have had good results with these guys. They are roughly highway 50 and sunrise blvd.

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 08:04 AM

I have used Hughes before. Good selection of woods in varying thicknesses. Good quality and friendly service. I have heard of Aura which is in Rancho as well but have never used them. Woodcraft usually carries 4/4 stuff which is fine. Definitely needs to be planed/jointed. HD in Rancho has maple as well but it is priced pretty steeply.

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