|Forum topic by Matt Hegedus||posted 03-30-2016 07:16 PM||718 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-30-2016 07:16 PM
I know a lot of you veterans know it, but finding a local hardwood dealer has changed EVERYTHING for my woodworking. I’m talking a guy with a boom truck and bandsaw mill. He gets calls at his tree service, and collects the lumber while getting paid to do so. Then he mills it, dries it, and sells it to me!
What a beautiful business model!
I just spent 120$ and have some beatiful walnut, maple, and beech slabs now. Plus a bunch of 4/4 cherry!
Price (find) THAT at a big box store, or Rockler. You’d spend double or more.
If you’re still buying pine at Lowes, get online and search some hardwood or lumber dealers in your area…. It’ll prob open up a lot of options for you.
What changed everything for YOU.?
-- From Pittsburgh, PA