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Tangico

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08-09-2017 07:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board almond wood quote

Looking for a quote for 1,000 6” x 9” cutting boards made from almond wood.
I understand almond wood is not typically the preferred wood for such a project.
Working on a promotional piece for a large almond distributor and they WANT almond wood.
Can anyone help me find a source?

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-09-2017 07:44 PM

Funny, when I searched “almond wood for sale”, mostly what i got was listings for almond wood firewood….on the left coast. Here was a lumber supplier, but I’m not sure it will help. this one might be a little tough.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Tangico

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 07:48 PM

Thank you. I communicated with the above supplier and his reply was:
Thanks for your interest. I am supplying just hobby sized pieces of wood and am not a large scale producer, especially of almond, which I seem to have a hard time getting these days. Your best bet may be to take out an ad in the classified of the “Modesto Bee” in California – they are in the epicenter of almond growing territory. Good luck! And let me know what you can find as my resources are a bit strapped these days.

Most everyone is telling me there is a reason people don’t use almond wood.

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com

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AZWoody

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#3 posted 08-09-2017 08:09 PM

I know a sawyer near modesto.
I can see what he says.

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Tangico

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#4 posted 08-09-2017 08:16 PM

Thanks AZWoody. I appreciate your willingness to check it out.

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 08-09-2017 08:20 PM



Thank you. I communicated with the above supplier and his reply was:
Thanks for your interest. I am supplying just hobby sized pieces of wood and am not a large scale producer, especially of almond, which I seem to have a hard time getting these days. Your best bet may be to take out an ad in the classified of the “Modesto Bee” in California – they are in the epicenter of almond growing territory. Good luck! And let me know what you can find as my resources are a bit strapped these days.

Most everyone is telling me there is a reason people don t use almond wood.

- Tangico

I guess your right about why no one uses it, I had hoped that guy would at least be able to suggest a different source (other than a wanted-to-buy ad).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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svfdfireman

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#6 posted 08-09-2017 08:45 PM

Try contacting http://www.johnboos.com/ they make cutting boards and may be able to help you.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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#7 posted 08-09-2017 08:46 PM

Have you tried E-Bay?

-- JimBrown

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Tangico

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#8 posted 08-09-2017 08:58 PM

Thanks svfdfireman, I have reached out to johnboos.com

JimBrown I did try E-Bay. No one stocking almond wood cutting boards because it is not a favorite wood to work with.

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com

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#9 posted 08-09-2017 09:47 PM

These people may be worth a try….

http://www.thorn-creek.com/fruitwood.shtml

-- Pete

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Tangico

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#10 posted 08-09-2017 09:57 PM

Hi PPK Pete – thorn-creek was my first stop. Can’t fill order.

Hi Tommy SVFD Fireman John Boos promptly and professionally replied.
Hello Sue,
Thank you for contacting John Boos & Co.!
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the customer with Almond Wood as we only deal with Maple, Cherry and Walnut.

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com

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#11 posted 08-09-2017 10:34 PM

Have the boards made out of Bass wood in the shape of an almond and finish them with Almond oil. You said they were for a promotional plan. The shape and smell along with the wood looking like an almond should work for your client. Definitly cheaper than trying to get real almond wood.

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#12 posted 08-09-2017 10:51 PM

Unless your family or girl friends family owns a Almond orchard I don’t think your going to find it.Ive never seen it and I live here in California not far from the groves on I -5
Also the trees trucks are not very big even old trees have small trunks

-- Aj

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#13 posted 08-09-2017 11:04 PM

Plus they are way more valuable for growing almonds which is probably the single biggest reason.

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Rayne

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#14 posted 08-10-2017 12:07 AM

You try this guy? It’s firewood, but it’s Almond and they have a decent amount. You either just need to make it or get someone else to use this to make the cutting boards.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330915545405

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Tangico

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#15 posted 08-10-2017 12:06 PM



Have the boards made out of Bass wood in the shape of an almond and finish them with Almond oil. You said they were for a promotional plan. The shape and smell along with the wood looking like an almond should work for your client. Definitly cheaper than trying to get real almond wood.

- papadan

BRILLIANT! I will pitch this idea. THANK YOU

-- Sue, Michigan www.tangicousa.com

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