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Forum topic by wooloowin_paul posted 11-05-2010 08:46 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2010 08:46 PM

i am shoon leaving australia to take up residence in california,sonora to be question is,can anyone tell me if there are any hardwood lumber suppliers in the local district.i am looking for cherry & white oak in particular,but will consider anyother quality hardwood for cabinet making.i have tried google etc without any luck.thanks in advance for any replies.

-- paulC

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 09:18 PM

Well a welcome to California. There are plenty of pluses about the area, close to the Sierra mtns, and Yosemite N.P. but when it comes to hardwood suppliers not much. There’s Aura Hardwoods in Modesto that has a small selection of hardwoods, a place called The Woodsman in Stockton has some neat hardwoods, is a small place owned and operated by an individual. Other than that you’re pretty much in for a long drive to either Sacramento or the Bay area. I live about 35 minutes from Sonora.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 01:22 AM

There is a small sawmill in Twain Harte, just up the mountain from Sonora. He is, or was, a member of this site. His name is Ron.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 01:42 PM

Try they have a good selection of dealers.

-- Guy Kroll

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 02:14 PM

Randy mentioned Aura Hardwood in Modesto. Aura has 3-4 stores that I know of. I buy most of my lumber and sheet goods fron their San Jose store, and they can bring things from one of their other stores if necessary.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 02:19 PM

You mean Timber LOL

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 04:07 PM

Hello Paul,

An early welcome to California.

I might be able to help you on a variety of hardwoods. I live in the Sacramento area and have many thousands of board feet of hardwoods. I am not a lumber dealer. However, I have accumulated a lot of wood through the years and recently bought all of the wood from a furniture company that closed its doors.
I have cherry ( both premium and rustic ), red oak, maple, and mahogany. I just got a lot of 2 1/2” & 3” squares of cherry and a lot of 1/2” incensed red cedar.

Send me an email and we can talk about your wood needs. I can send photos.

Also, my prices are way below the regular lumber yards.

This offer also extends to fellow Lumberjocks if anyone is interested.


-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 01:19 AM

randy thanks for your reply,i will look up aura when i get over there.yes its a beautiful part of the world,i have been over a few times so know most of the area.

-- paulC

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 01:22 AM

thanks robert i nearly bought a house in twain harte ,but thought the winter would be too cold for me ,too much snow.i will certainly go up & have a look when i get over there.

-- paulC

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 01:26 AM

thanks to everyone for thier generosity in answering my question.john i will send you an email.certainly a promising start to my hoefuly new adventure in the land of the free.looking forward to be an active member of this fine site. if anyone is interested there is a site here in australia,that is second to none.just google wwodworking australia.plenty to check out there.once again thank you all.

-- paulC

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