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Viktor

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1378 days ago

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 1378 days ago

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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Viktor

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#2 posted 1378 days ago

I am located in Southern Arizona

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BobG

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#3 posted 1378 days ago

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.

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1378 days ago

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 1378 days ago

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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Freddie24

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#6 posted 1376 days ago

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 1376 days ago

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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Keith Stephens

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#8 posted 1170 days ago

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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Alster

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#9 posted 1170 days ago

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

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The_Dude

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#10 posted 1170 days ago

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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