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Forum topic by PurpLev posted 07-05-2010 06:46 PM 3278 views 3 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2010 06:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: supplier lumber local

Couldn’t resist posting here.

Thought we could have a thread with local suppliers of lumber.

here in Boston area there is : Stoughton, MA Rowly, MA Lunenburg, MA Brentwood, New Hampshire

Anyone else?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 06:58 PM

Karson’s Shop….great supply

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 07:11 PM

Anderson an McQuaid in cambride has great lumber from all over the world purplev. surprized ya haven’t found the place yet. just passed the rotory by freshpond headind towards belmont.

-- dannymac

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 07:16 PM

almost forgot just before you get to andersons yard there’s longleaf lumber they specailize in reclaimed lumber. picked up some nice antique walnut there.

-- dannymac

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 07:19 PM

For those in the Northern or Eastern Toronto area, Century Mill Lumber is located just outside of Stouffville. They have racks dedicated to the hobbyiest (letting you pick and choose your boards to your heart’s delight) and take custom orders as well.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 07:19 PM

LOL Gary – we should all be so lucky to be close to THAT ONE.

dannymac- thanks for the update. I’ll go check them out and see what they have in the rough and pricing wise. do you shop there? how are they in terms of cost?

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 07:20 PM

crap almost fogot boulter plywood at 24 broadway somerville, some of the best cabinet grade ply around. there’s probably a few more i’m forgeting but these 3 are my favorites

-- dannymac

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 07:25 PM

the reclaimed stuff is kind of pricey when trying to match woods on antique furniture longleaf lumber is a godsend. Anderson an Mcquaid priced about average but their selection is incredible. boulter expensive but well worth it esspecially for the marine ply

-- dannymac

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 08:13 PM

Idaho, Boise/Eagle area, High Desert Hardwood
Cash only. Good selection.

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 08:34 PM

Woodsmith in Falmouth MA
Great selection and great people to deal with.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 08:37 PM

Ralph Southwick
Barre, MA

Ralph is a hobbyist sawyer harvesting from his property. He usually has maple, oak, ash, birch, cherry and pine. He mills mostly to 4/4 and air dries for a year. I usually dry an additional year in my barn loft.

Prices for hardwoods are $2/bf except $4/bf for cherry – cash only. What he calls “seconds” are half those prices.

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 09:04 PM

Here is KC, we have Schutte Lumber, Metro Hardwoods, Liberty Hardwoods, and Woodcraft. Plus, there are several sawyers within about 45 minutes of the city that you can call…..usually one or two list stuff of craigslist.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#12 posted 07-05-2010 10:24 PM

If you’re west of Toronto take a trip to A&M Wood Specialty in Cambridge:

Ya…I know…the URL evokes a whole different kind of imagery. :-)

They actually have a lot of good stuff. Lots of domestic and exotic hardwoods, instrument parts, turning blanks and the biggest supply of veneers I’ve ever seen.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#13 posted 07-05-2010 11:58 PM

I’m in LA, west side (flashes Ws with hands ;), and we have:

Home Depot (5 main hardwoods in 1x thickness: red oak, birch, maple, poplar, and recently, alder), as well as Douglas fir (I’ve heard it’s scarce in Texas – how crazy), radiata pine (very light, pretty, delicate grain, not like standard “coffin grade”/knotty pine, and less yellow/more tan).

Lowe’s – Don’t know a ton about the selection here, but pretty similar.

Anderson Plywood – not huge, but a good size wall of plywood stacks on shelves – everything from walnut veneer to baltic birch, though the latter is the one ply they stock not in 4×8, but rather 5×5. There’s a room around back with 2 aisles with tall stands of 4/4 zebrawood, wenge (amazing to see it so huge), and several other common and rarer hardwoods. They have one little section in the front with unlabeled (I imagine they know what they are) 1-off boards that probably cost much more and are the pretty/rare stuff. It’s for contractors, so only open M-F/10-6, meaning I have a near impossible time getting there anymore with the new job.

House of Hardwoods – haven’t been yet, but they’re a little place with stacks of the exotics, like cocobolo, purpleheart, lacewood, etc.

Rockler – Not a big selection at all, but it’s really a woodworking products store. The back wall and some of the back of the right wall have some stands of things like cherry, padauk, bloodwood, zebrawood, mahogany, etc. Prices are probably high, though I’m not up on my S4S exotics. I recall a 1×8 about 8’ long of zebrawood being about $80+. I put it back :)

And then of course I find wood on the street all the time. I was just going out for a meal last night and passed a large Juniper tree a family cut down and piled as whole logs by the road. I stopped and talked to them as they got back from 4th festivities. They said another had died awhile back, and this one was dying, and to help myself. I took a respectably small pile this time. It’s pretty full in my yard, but I want to see how it handles on the lathe!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 10:55 PM

South Eastern PA and Northern Delaware area has Delaware county supply company in Aston, PA. They have a lot of stuff there including rough sawn hardwoods, sheet goods, mill-work, and construction lumber. Prices are fairly good and the people are helpful. Saw a few nice maple and walnut slabs there with great figure. Overall its a nice place to just go and browse through what they have.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#15 posted 07-07-2010 01:31 AM

I would like to add to Gary’s list in LA area..

Anawalt Lumber Co

Arroyo Hardwoods

Eisenbrand Exotic Hardwoods

Plywood & Door

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