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closetguy

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1630 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wood quilted

My lumber supplier received 6 pallets of Oregon big leaf maple this week. Everything is mostly cutoffs and range in size from 12” to 36”+. Some have bark inclusions and voids, but most have a lot of usable clear wood. All of the wood is highly figured quilt which I have never seen anywhere in Atlanta. I just spent an hour over there digging through all the pallets and finding excellent pieces.

All the 4/4 stuff is 7/8” and marked $5 each, regardless of the size. They average 6” x 24”, but I found a couple boards on the bottom that were 12” x 40”. Three pallets have 9/4 billets averaging around 24”+ long and anywhere from 2” to 8” wide. These billets are price from $10 to $30 each. This is the most amazing collection of quilted maple I have ever seen. All you guys in the Atlanta area should run over to Peachstate lumber in Kennesaw and get some of this stuff before it gets gone. One guy already bought an entire pallet. They also have a pallet with around 400 bdf of perfectly clear 8’ long boards that range from 5” to 12” wide. All of this is quilted also. Most of it is priced by the piece from $30 to $50.

This is about $100 worth that I brought back this morning.

I got twelve 4/4 boards of various sizes and three 9/4 billets that are 24” long and 7-8” wide.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1630 days ago

Great score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1630 days ago

Wow beautiful wood a great find

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DaddyZ

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#3 posted 1630 days ago

Nice Score! can’t wait to see the projects

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Andrew

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#4 posted 1630 days ago

Nice, Nice, Nice.

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Brad_Nailor

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#5 posted 1630 days ago

WOW! That’s some beautiful wood!

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Julian

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#6 posted 1630 days ago

Damn! That is some sweet wood!

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KevinVan

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#7 posted 1630 days ago

I got a woody….....!!!!

I need a find like this.

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Andy Needles

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#8 posted 1629 days ago

That is awesome stuff- I used to buy it direct for the mill, in Mehama Oregon- I miss having access to this material.

-- rustic andy

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#9 posted 1618 days ago

Mmmmmm…. This is the kind of wood that just gets my blood flowen…

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#10 posted 1596 days ago

You are one lucky dude.

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 1594 days ago

I agree with TreeBones! Too bad it’s too far from Oklahoma! Shucks!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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