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Forum topic by SouthernBoy posted 11-24-2010 09:54 AM 2927 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SouthernBoy

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11-24-2010 09:54 AM

Does anyone know of a a place in the New Orleans area to buy good wood? Lots of lumber yards that sell only construcion type lumber. I am looking for some good hardwoods for some projects. I am new to woodworking and could really use the help.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 03:51 PM

Gueydan Lumber on Airline Hwy. near Central, or Riverside Lumber on Morrison Rd. in New Orleans East.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 05:41 PM

http://www.acadianhardwoods.com/about.html , it’s in Ponchatoula, great selection of quality wood.

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dbhost

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 05:54 PM

Try to search on Woodfinder. Of course you can swing by the Houston Metro area and go to Houston Hardwoods, Clarks, or M and G Sawmill up around Huntsville…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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SouthernBoy

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#4 posted 12-01-2010 05:15 PM

Thanks for the help. I am going to stop by Gueydan Lumber today to take a look and see what they have. Since I am very new to wood working and have sat an read many posts about begginers I am no a little intimidated to go there. But I’ll stop by and see anyway.
Again thanks for the help.

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#5 posted 12-01-2010 05:25 PM

Good luck… Yeah some hardwood dealers only seem to want to deal with experienced people that buy in LARGE quantities. It’s a pain when I only need say 10 board feet to have to deal with a 50 bd/ft minimum order… Not that I can’t use it later, but the budget hit hurts sometimes…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 12:33 AM

I went to Gueyden Lumber today for the first time. And everybody there was extremely helpful. Unfortunately they don’t have a huge selection of non-construcion lumber. I got a nice piece of walnut 4/4 8 inches wide and 8 feet long fro $28.00 calculated at 5 board feet $5.75 a foot. And also got a piece of maple 6/4 8 inches wide and 8 feet long for $45.00 calculated as 12 board feet $3.75 a foot. Are these OK prices. Also what is the difference between soft maple and hard maple?

Thanks

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 12:43 AM

the difference is exactly in the name, hard and soft!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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SouthernBoy

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 01:19 AM

Can soft maple still be used for cutting boards?

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 08:06 PM

Southernboy, I know you are in new orleans but if you wanted to drive up to baton rouge there is a place that is going out of business and they had all of there lumber for great prices last time I was down that way. It is Acoustic Specialties Millworks division. I think all they have left now is soft maple and red oak but a couple months ago I got some 8/4 hard maple for 1.98 a board foot and some 4/4 and 5/4 mahogany and walnut for I think 2.06 a board foot. Like I said all they had left the last time I was there was soft maple and red oak but it was cheap and would be worth the drive if you are looking for either of those.

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#10 posted 12-09-2010 06:32 PM

If you get a chance, go to acadian in Ponchatula, It’s where I buy most of mine from. They’ll even deliver to your door if you’re near one of their routes. If you buy less than $300 at a time they only add a $20 charge.
But if you go to their yard, they’ll let you pick your own lumber. If you set up a business account with them, you can buy at wholesale prices.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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