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Forum topic by Beeguy posted 11-18-2010 07:07 PM 2661 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2010 07:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar

I know this has been discussed before, but I can’t understand why this wood is so difficult to come by once you get out of the area it grows. I see it being used in a lot of commercial applications, like fences and outdoor furniture, but I can rarely find it being sold locally here in eastern PA. I am not that far from the growing area, but it is not something that is available on a regular basis. I do find it from time to time but not with any consistency. Is it all being bought up for use in these large applications? I can find exotic wood much quicker than white cedar. I am really trying to find a local source because I do know some places that carry it but they are a few hours away.

I am not looking for an answer as to a source here, but just trying to understand why it seems rare.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 03:08 AM

Hey Ron Have you tried Groff & Groff over in QuarryVille. They carry it in 4/4 ,8/4 and 12/4

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 12:00 AM

Thanks Jerry, I have never been there. They are a little bit of a drive but their prices look good. I also found one place in New Jersey that carries it but not sure what their prices are. Next time I am near Lancaster I will swing down and give them a look.

I am still puzzled why this is not available in more places.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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