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TheGeekPub

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11-05-2015 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: basswood

I’m looking for a good source of basswood for plantation shutters. I need some 1-1/16×4 x 6 foot boards. My local WoodCraft and Rockler have both been out of stock for a while now. I can order it online but they all seem to limited to 3 of 4 foot lengths so it can ship UPS. Any ideas where I can get some?

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 08:12 PM

Not sure where you’re located…
http://scranton.craigslist.org/mat/5232539736.html

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 08:13 PM

I’m in North Texas.

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 08:30 PM

Welcome to LJ, & Howdy from a displaced Texan

These folks are located within 50 miles of Keller, go to wood finder and you can expand to 100mile if needed

McKinney Hardwood Lumber McKinney TX (0 miles) Woodcraft – Dallas, TX Plano TX (6 miles) Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #28 Richardson TX (19 miles) Wood World of Texas LLC in Dallas, TX Dallas TX (31 miles) Hardwood Lumber Company of Dallas, Inc Dallas TX (32 miles) Brazos Forest Products – Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX (33 miles) Woodcraft – Fort Worth, TX Hurst TX (40 miles) Sitco Lumber Company Desoto TX (43 miles) Sweeney Hardwoods Fort Worth TX (49 miles) Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #27 Arlington TX (49 miles)

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 08:30 PM

Packages can be up to 108 inches in length per UPS page.

I’ve gotten okume plywood here. Down the road from me. Ohio

http://www.homesteadhardwoods.com/random.html

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 09:23 PM

Yes. If the package is longer than ~3.5 feet they add a $50 oversize fee. That’s a lot of money to ship a board. I suspect that’s why none of the wood retailers ship longer boards.

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#6 posted 11-05-2015 09:29 PM

You could chop up a bunch of THESE , no?
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Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Oh and hey, WELCOME to LJs !

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#7 posted 11-05-2015 09:44 PM



Yes. If the package is longer than ~3.5 feet they add a $50 oversize fee. That s a lot of money to ship a board. I suspect that s why none of the wood retailers ship longer boards.

- TheGeekPub

Ahhhh. I shipped once but bought a few boards. Didn’t notice the fee. TY

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#8 posted 11-05-2015 10:31 PM

By all means contact Michael at McKinney Hardwoods. Sometimes he has stock that isn’t listed on his site.

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#9 posted 11-05-2015 10:53 PM

check your pm

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#10 posted 11-06-2015 04:41 AM

Slick website, Mike. Have you determined basswood will work well for your purposes as an outdoor material ? I used cedar for my shutters but, I’m sure if you treat basswood correctly it will hold up outdoors.

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#11 posted 11-06-2015 02:15 PM

Thanks! These will be plantation shutters. Indoor.

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#12 posted 11-06-2015 02:57 PM

The best source for basswood is of course the basswood tree ;) I wouldn’t use an oak tree.

Look for a wholesale warehouse lumberyard that has exotics, if they have exotics there is a good chance you can find basswood, in what quantities I don’t know. I bought mine ( a slab 9”x 2”x 120” at Emerson hardwoods aka Crosscuts in Eugene OR. That is the kind of place you need to find. Woodfinder.com is a good site, but sometimes you have to play around with the perimeters a bit to find something.

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#13 posted 11-06-2015 03:38 PM

My local guy here in CT carries it all the time, it’s not expensive or considered an “exotic” here:
http://cwghardwoodoutlet.com/hardwoods

If your local “real” hardwood suppliers (not Woodcraft or Rockler…) don’t have it, have you considered Alder?

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#14 posted 11-07-2015 06:19 AM

My supplier in Chicago (Raynor Rinn Scott) sells it and if I recall correctly, it wasn’t much more than $2 per board foot. It’s hard to believe Texas doesn’t have any proper hardwood dealers.

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