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Viktor

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07-09-2010 10:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple

Does anyone know a good on-line source of maple (or other hardwood) in ½” size except outrageously expensive Rockler? I am looking for something suitable for drawer sides.

Thanks!


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Jack Barnhill

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 10:13 PM

It would probably be helpful for anyone with advise to know where you are located unless you only want to purchase via the internet or mail order.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 07-09-2010 10:17 PM

I am located in Southern Arizona

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 10:42 PM

Woodworkers source in Tempe, AZ.

Toll free: 800-423-2450
Three stores in Arizona:
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm
18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85023
602-504-1931 645 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-355-5090 3441 S. Palo Verde
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-745-8301

Awesome to deal with, wish I were closer they always have some great deals in store!

Bob G.

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 10:54 PM

I have seen sellers that specialize in thin and bookmatched on Ebay.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SouthpawCA

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 12:17 AM

I recently used Woodworkers Source for online purchases of 1/2” thick cherry. The shipment was wrapped tightly in corrugated wrap then wrapped in plastic. All pieces (6 – 5”x8’) arrived in perfect condition. In addition, there was very little face work required. Check them out online also – http://www.woodworkerssource.com – they have different sale items every month.

-- Don

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 07:15 AM

Hello guys,

I am a newbie here and I am happy to subscribe here on this site for I find interesting people here who loves woodworking,thanks!

Regards,

Freddie
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wseand

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 07:31 AM

You could try Woodcraft.com They are in Tucson and Chandler.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#8 posted 02-03-2011 12:00 AM

Vicktor, we stock Hard Maple and Red Oak in 1/2” thickness and have 1/2’ melamine. Visit a store, Tucson may be the most convenient, to purchase and for a small charge we will plane any wood to your desired thickness.

Thanks for the fine comments.

Keith Stephens, President
Woodworkers Source

-- Keith Stephens

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#9 posted 02-03-2011 12:35 AM

My home depot has 1/2” Aspen that looks nice for drawer sides, is very workable, and reasonably cheap.

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#10 posted 02-03-2011 12:44 AM

Some of the larger wood suppliers will stock 1/2” material just for drawer sides. Usually oak, maple or birch plywood.

-- To the man who only has a hammer in his toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.

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