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Nselimis

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1563 days ago

Hello All,

Can anyone recommend a good lumber source (aka affordable for a beginner) in the Baltimore Washington area?

I have used wood finder but I don’t know anything about the locations of if there prices are reasonable for my area.

Thanks everyone!


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rhett

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#1 posted 1563 days ago

Craigslist is an excellent source for lumber. Look in materials, type in keyword lumber and you can usually find good deals. I just brought home almost 300 bdf of cherry for $1.50 a bdf. You’ld be amazed at whats hidding behind peoples homes.

-- http://planeandsimpleblog.wordpress.com/

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lew

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#2 posted 1563 days ago

If you are not opposed to a beautiful drive, in the country, why not try the Hicksville Planing Mill. It is near Hagerstown, MD.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 1563 days ago

Woodworking is an expensive hobby, but well worth it!! Once your projects start coming out the way you anticipated, it will be hard to deter you from buying lumber. It’s also very addictive!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Brian024

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#4 posted 1563 days ago

I haven’t been to Hicksville where Lew mentioned, guess that’s another trip for me. I looked it up and the reviews say its a great place. If you don’t mind driving to Fredrick, there is a place called Hardwoods Inc. I’ve been going to them for about the last 3 or 4 months. Great selection and good family run business, highly recommend. I went today and needed some 4/4 6” to 10” wide walnut that was buried under a couple hacks, the had no problem moving them. They don’t have a lot of lumber on the floor but most of the common domestics are on the floor. Check the specials section because they have some good deals.

http://www.hardwoodsincorporated.com/

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Chuck

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#5 posted 1563 days ago

Exotic Hardwoods in Gaithersburg, MD; Vienna Hardwoods in Vienna, VA

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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MRBILL

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#6 posted 1563 days ago

Try Woodfinders.

Link

-- Mr. Bill in Mount Juliet, TN

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sikrap

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#7 posted 1563 days ago

There is a woodworking Expo in Baltimore this weekend. Ticket is $10, but there will be some good deals there and there will be a lot of woodworkers from that area that you could talk to to locate sources.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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jayman7

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#8 posted 1563 days ago

Freestate Timbers in Timonium (north side of the Baltimore beltway) is one I go to on a regular basis. The two owners are quite helpful and friendly. They deal with both domestics and exotics.

http://www.freestatetimbers.com/index.html

I’ve also gone to Frank Thomas Sawmill further up north in Churchville. They have mostly domestics and have slighter better prices for certain species.

http://www.thomassawmill.com/

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