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JoeWV

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03-16-2011 04:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber question wv retail

Hello. Does anyone have a reference for a wood vendor in Wv or Pa that will sell retail?

I’m having a hard time finding anything other than wholesalers and big box stores.

Thank you

-- Joe, Lost in WV.


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Bertha

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 04:32 PM

Jeez! Thank you Joe. I thought I was the only one in WV having this problem. I moved here 9 months ago thinking that there’d be a lumberyard around every corner. I’m convinced that there’s some mega-yard that we’ve both missed. I’m closer to Charleston & I’ve heard there’s a yard somewhere North of Dunbar. I’ll be watching this & thanks! Al

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 04:34 PM

Have you tried SearchTempest to do a CraigsList search? -Jack

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 04:35 PM

Well ….

I’ve visited Morgantown (old girlfriend is FROM there), but … this is just a hunch from a Google search.

84 Lumber
www.84lumber.com – 1501 Deckers Creek Boulevard, Morgantown – (304) 292-0840

I actually don’t think they’d BE a great hardwood supplier, but … they might know if there’s anybody around who is.

Good luck !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 04:39 PM

Neil, you went to MoTown & didn’t swing by? :) I went to an 84 lumber & felt like I was in a contractor-only zone. I asked them just what you suggested & they replied, “what, you mean like decking?” There’s not even a Woodcraft around here where I’d gladly pay $10/bf for just about anything. I’ve resorted to online ordering but it’s been hit & miss.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 06:07 PM

Have you looked at woodfinder yet?

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Bertha

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 06:08 PM

I’m not familiar with woodfinder. Should I be?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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NBeener

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 06:40 PM

Wow :-O

Bertha: Yeah. But it was 1995, and … I wanted to take a little time to get to know you, first ;-)

Woodfinder is of limited use, IME, but … if it HAS something in your area, then … sweet !

[btw: I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you about “Bertha.” For MY people, the next words are, “Don’tcha come around here … any more.” That either means something to you, or … it doesn’t ;-)]

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 03-16-2011 06:42 PM

I was bored….

Hazelton Woodworks Bruceton Mills WV (19 miles)
The Hardwood Emporium Elizabeth PA (46 miles)
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #31 Pittsburgh PA (57 miles)
Homecraft Veneer and Woodworker’s Supply Latrobe PA (59 miles)
Woodcraft – Parkersburg Parkersburg WV (83 miles)
Timber Trails Grove City PA (108 miles)
Keim Lumber Company Charm OH (113 miles)
Irvin’s Sawmill & Gallery Of Wood Shirleysburg PA (120 miles)
Appalachian Woods Antique Flooring & Lumber Stuarts Draft VA (123 miles)
Woodcraft – Leesburg, VA Leesburg VA (131 miles)

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 03-16-2011 07:58 PM

I probably could have pegged you for a Deadhead, Neil. Bertha was the 400 pound cook at my fraternity house in college. She didn’t take no nonsense. Still got into streetfights at sixty some-odd years. When I was starting a firearms instructor company way back in the day, Wilson Combat was the baddest custom gun joint on the block. Since Bertha was the toughest customer on MY block, BerthaCombat was formed. When I started selling woodworking projects, I already had the name LLC’d, so I just used it! Guns, wood, it’s all good. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 03-16-2011 08:12 PM

Thanks everybody. I didn’t know about the sawmill in Hazelton. I’ll check that out, it’s not far from me.

-- Joe, Lost in WV.

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#11 posted 03-16-2011 08:38 PM

For Charleston,

Woodcraft – Parkersburg Parkersburg WV (57 miles)
Woodcraft – Roanoke, VA Roanoke VA (122 miles)
Woodcraft – Columbus area, OH Columbus OH (127 miles)
Hazelton Woodworks Bruceton Mills WV (136 miles)
Keim Lumber Company Charm OH (142 miles)
Appalachian Woods Antique Flooring & Lumber Stuarts Draft VA (143 miles)
C.R. Muterspaw Lumber Co. Xenia OH (148 miles)
Woodcraft – Lexington, KY Lexington KY (152 miles)
Woodcraft – Johnson City, TN Johnson City TN (152 miles)
The Hardwood Emporium Elizabeth PA (156 miles)

I’m screwed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 03-16-2011 08:47 PM

Wow.

That’s a MUCH better story than … if you were just another Deadhead ;-)

She still around ?

She know of the esteem in which you hold her legend, and the homage you paid to her name ??

I want all the Berthas of the world … on MY side ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 03-16-2011 08:53 PM

If she’s still around, then there are definitely some sucka’s that aren’t. I can only hope she’s still around, holding the fort down. I sent a box of t-shirts down there to her many years back. A giant anvil perched on a log, like I remember her perched on our porch. Size XXXL t-shirts, that is.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 04-21-2011 02:44 AM

Any update?

I contacted Hazelton Woodworking over a year ago and was about to set up a purchase, but had some family/medical issues come up. I would like to know how it went if you did, am about to try agian. The guy seemed good on the phone.

I have gotten rough saw lumber form a cabinet shop in town (Morgantown) called MDC Woodshop. Good enough but the Hazelton prices were better at the time if I was going to make a bulk purchase.

I had also contact one of the bigger type places, maybe Coastal, kiln yard which wasn’t to far. My impression was that they would deal with a somewhat smaller order, but your choice was what was coming out of the kiln.

Some others, but no point spending to much time till I had tried Hazelton.

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#15 posted 04-21-2011 03:17 AM

Joe, I live in morgantown and have this to say:

The big box stores are awful, and 84 lumber only has softwoods (but they are better than lowes). MDC is ok, and has plenty of species, but a tad on the pricey side. I have not tried Hazelton yet, but they appear to be quite reasonable.

I have had really good success with local small-time sawyers – including one right in grafton. I’ll send you a PM with some contact info.

also, check the local Bulletin Board magazine that comes out on thursdays, you can usually find good deals there.

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