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Kurt T. Kneller

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01-19-2016 08:38 PM

Hi all,
I am about ready to start on 3 bedroom sets including built in closets, beds and computer desks.
The majority of most of the items will be built from solid wood but I still need som panel products.
The woods of choice are cherry and walnut. I have suppliers for the hardwoods but I am having
Difficulty finding suppliers for 3/4 walnut and cherry plywood. I am in the Ann Arbor area.
If anybody can recommend a source they have used it would be appreciated. I’d be willing to
Travel a bit of it was worth it.

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Ger21

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 09:02 PM

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 09:39 PM

Johnson’s is the best place for plywood and hardwood lumber. I wish I was closer.

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 11:38 PM



Johnson s is the best place for plywood and hardwood lumber. I wish I was closer.

- Redoak49


I have been meaning to get over there to check them out. Sounds like you have used them before. What was your opinion on their overall selection and services? Did you ever schedule deliveries or did you pickup?

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 03:33 AM

I’ve bought cherry ply from Chelsea Lumber and Fingerle, not sure about Walnut but they might be able to special order it. Toledo Plywood’s website says they have both, but you might call ahead and check if it’s a special order product.

I’m in Ann Arbor too, where are you getting the hardwood from? I haven’t found a source for reasonably priced hardwood that isn’t an hour or more away. It would also be nice if there was a source for baltic birch that wasn’t Fingerle at $125 a sheet for 3/4.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 04:03 AM

Johnson’s workbench has excellent hardwood plywood. I buy my quartersawn red oak plywood from them and it has awesome figure. The hardwood is also great. I have had them deliver to me before, it was $80 to deliver it 90 mi. away. It was $80 for the oak and poplar the plywood was free with the order.

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 10:29 AM



I ve bought cherry ply from Chelsea Lumber and Fingerle, not sure about Walnut but they might be able to special order it. Toledo Plywood s website says they have both, but you might call ahead and check if it s a special order product.

I m in Ann Arbor too, where are you getting the hardwood from? I haven t found a source for reasonably priced hardwood that isn t an hour or more away. It would also be nice if there was a source for baltic birch that wasn t Fingerle at $125 a sheet for 3/4.

- Scott C.


I have used Armstrong in Highland on 59. Their prices were reasonable. I am planning on trying to use Eberly Woods for the bulk of the hardwood. He has great prices and will custom cut.

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#7 posted 01-20-2016 12:52 PM

all good places mentioned. you could call b&b heartwoods right there in aa,too.
also northville lumber. idk if theydeal in hardwood ply, but the cedar i got there was top notch.
but personally if i wasyou id take theride to johnsons…..with a trailer and a few extra dollars.

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I have used Armstrong in Highland on 59. Their prices were reasonable. I am planning on trying to use Eberly Woods for the bulk of the hardwood. He has great prices and will custom cut.

- Kurt T. Kneller

that there place is awesome! i just love browsing the barns. every time ive come out of there with waymore than intended.

for anyone going there, its cash and checks only if im not mistaken.

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#8 posted 01-20-2016 08:07 PM


It would also be nice if there was a source for baltic birch that wasn t Fingerle at $125 a sheet for 3/4.

You can special order it from Menard’s in 4×8 sizes. There a packaging fee of around $10-$15, because it comes strapped to a sheet of OSB for protection.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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