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01-21-2008 04:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple cherry oak any

I cannot seem to find a way to get my hands on some dried lumber here in middle Tennessee. Does anyone have any sources that I might tap for information as to how to get my hands on dried lumber (either kiln or air dried)?

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#1 posted 01-21-2008 05:07 PM

Have you checked for a supplier through a local lumber yard?

Your local lumber yard might not keep what you want in stock, but one of their suppliers (that sends a truck by regularly for deliveries anyway) might sell what you want. For example, my local yard only carries ash and oak beyond construction grade materials. But the supplier of that ash and oak sells much more that just ash and oak (walnut, mahogany, poplar, etc). All I have to do is call the supplier in the “big city” and they will throw whatever I want on the truck that comes to my town anyway. No delivery charge, no “add on” cost from the local yard. I meet the truck in the Wal-mart parking lot on its regular delivery day to off load before the truck goes to the local lumber yard. Granted, I can’t pick what I want and it’s a credit card transaction over the phone but it’s cheaper than driving 150 miles.

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#2 posted 01-21-2008 06:05 PM

Here is a supplier in Cedar Grove, TN. I am not sure how far that is from you but hopefully it helps. The contact is Mike @ 731-614-2518. Another source is EBAY. There is a wide selection of hardwood lumber available for auction and buy it now. You could check to see if anyone nearby is auctioning lumber by sorting on distance.

Hope this helps.

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 06:31 PM


120 Henderson St
Middleton, TN 38052

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#4 posted 01-22-2008 05:08 AM

Check Craigslist, I know that there is a guy in Woodbury that sells poplar. I think there is a place in Smyrna/LaVergne.

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#5 posted 01-22-2008 05:14 AM

colcos in nashville is a good place to start … also try web searching for sawmills in tennessee .. I’m sure there are some near you. I lived in McMinnville and got wood from lots of places.

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#6 posted 01-22-2008 06:26 AM

i need to find a supplier in west TN, west of memphis, like jackson, dyersburg, or union city

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#7 posted 01-22-2008 06:33 AM

Go to type in your zip code. It will give you dealers within a distance you specify.

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#8 posted 01-23-2008 04:51 AM

hey Boon

I used to live in Memphis too … There are some real good sawmills close to you.

Reelfoot sawmill maybe spelled realfoot … should be be close to you. Near realfoot lake

also check out this link

he has a glory hole of lumber and he is about 60 miles from you

also there is a Colcos hardwoods in Memphis … worth the drive .. close at noon on Saturdays … ask for Jim


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#9 posted 01-25-2008 11:22 PM

Summers Lumber outside of Nashville is a very good supplier and have a pretty fair choice of curly cherry,oak,a little curly white oak,curly cherry,walnut and the other area hardwoods.prices are fair and they are very helpful

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